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White Rock Overlook Park

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Address: 700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Favorite park of tourists and residents alike provides magnificent views of...

Favorite park of tourists and residents alike provides magnificent views of the Rio Grande and facilities for outdoor sports and picnicking.

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Rio Grande, Yes, very grande

Nice little overlook platform with a fantastic long distance view of the Rio Grande river gorge. The park is at the far edge of a residential neighborhood, so you wonder if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Brian O
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Wellington
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Wellington
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little overlook platform with a fantastic long distance view of the Rio Grande river gorge. The park is at the far edge of a residential neighborhood, so you wonder if you are going the right way. Once there, there's also a 2nd canyon with a few waterfalls to the left when you look back towards town. Worth the expansive... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overlook is a spot you won't want to have missed. It seems impossible that it is just at the end of a road past some baseball fields in residential White Rock. The scenic view is at least 270 degrees as you stand observing the mountains, mesas, Rio Grande, small waterfall, cliffs, and plant life. Not too far is a playground,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gem is tucked away behind a residential area near Los Alamos. It's easy to get to and worth a detour. You can see for miles, and with the Rio Grande below and snow-capped peaks in the distance, it's hard to beat the view. One word of caution for those who carry firearms: your GPS may try to take you... More 

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Olympia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a great spot to get a panoramic view of the country north of Santa Fe. The Rio Grande runs down below and the mountains near Taos are in the background. Take a lunch, enjoy the view!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Anywhere else, this would be a national park. What a view! Definitely worth seeking out. Several trails go in and out of the canyon. We did Red Dot-Blue Dot and it was one of my favorite trails ever.

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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A wonderful place to stop and see the Rio Grande. Views are amazing! Five minuted drive from the highway in White Rock.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Considering you drive through a residential neighborhood to get to Overlook Park you'd never expect the amazing views that you get. There is a small parking lot & then a very short walk to amazing views! It's definitely worth the stop.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Of all the overlooks we visited on our trip to New Mexico the White Rock Overlook is the most spectacular. It is easy to park your car and a short walk to the overlook. If you are anywhere near White Rock you need to make this overlook a priority. You will not be disappointed.

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Glensted Mo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The overlook was more than I expected. The view of the valley is worth your time while in the area. You can take the very short walk from the parking spaces to the lookout without going up and down steps or hills.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Go when the weather is interesting so you have more to look at. Enjoy the canyon view and waste water waterfall.

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