Sledding at White Sands National Monument

Admire white sand as far as the eye can see as you fuel your love for adventure at White Sands in New Mexico! Just 30 minutes east of Las Cruces, you can sled down these rare, white gypsum sand dunes.

This past week, we drove over 1300 miles! 

Our adventure started as we worked our way south through Tucson, across the Arizona border into New Mexico, and then spending the night in Alamogordo. After a very light breakfast, we made our way up toward Holloman Air Force Base and visited the White Sands National Monument. 

It didn't really occur to me until after our day was over that I have always wanted to go sledding down a sand dune! When we rolled up to the visitor's center at White Sands I had no idea that we'd be going sledding that day. It wasn't until we talked to one of the rangers that we realized we could rent sleds and spend our morning climbing and then gliding down these rare, gorgeous dunes.

We had such a fun day! 

I am so glad we made travel plans to explore New Mexico, and I am thankful that Toyota was kind enough to invite us to travel and meet them in Albuquerque to celebrate the Toyota Corolla's 50th birthday. And to think we almost didn't venture out of Arizona a day early! I am so glad we made the adventure to explore southern New Mexico, and that I can now say I have gone sledding down the dunes and mark it off of my bucket list!

Check out our highlight reel from our adventure at White Sands!

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Thank you to Toyota for hooking us up with a sweet ride all week long! We're very grateful that we had the opportunity to enjoy this fun perk in exchange for sharing our experience on our blog and social media!


  1. These photos are gorgeous! I've never even thought about sledding down sand dunes but it sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. 1) I love your video.
    2) That sand looks heavenly soft
    3) I have added "Go to a Sand Dune" to my Adventure List because this looks like too much fun.

    1. Aww thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the video! And yes the sand is very soft and it's such a great time sledding down it!

  3. This is gorgeous! I have driven through New Mexico several times and never even knew something like this existed. Now I know where to stop next time! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. You are more than welcome! Hope you can check it out on your next drive through NM!

  4. SO cool Cathy! I have ALWAYS wanted to do this!

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  5. Stunning place, beautiful photos! I like your blog very much, would you like to follow each other?:)

    1. Thank you so much, Giulia! You're too kind! I'll be sure to check out your blog xo

  6. ok, now i NEED to add this to my "list"!!! this looks awesome!


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