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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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Spectacular view of the Rio Grande in White Rock, NM.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Payson, Arizona

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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was a really pretty view. My daughter and I enjoyed looking at the valley below. well worth the quick stop that it is.

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Clinton, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Plan to spend 20 to 30 minutes there as the views are spectacular. The small parking area is only a short walk from the viewing platform. You can also get great views from other areas to the sides of the parking lot. This is a "don't miss it" attraction for those staying in or passing through White Rock. Although you... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The information professional at the Los Alamos Visitor Center suggested that we not miss sunset at the Overlook when the sun would be behind us. She was certainly correct in her recommendation. The view of the Rio Grande was awesome with the river sparking. The cliffs we're golden and increased in color and tone as the minutes passed. Finally, the... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I go here regularly for a good dose of perspective. It is one of a handful of special places in the world I've been to where the view alone can draw you away from the things of man. It is a spectacle for the soul, and reminds us of the simple glory of creation. It is one of those "end... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a quick side trip in White Rock and was especially beautiful in the fall. You park and take a very short walk to an observation point. From this point you can see into the canyon and cast your eyes upon the Rio Grande river and the surroundings. The rock formations of the canyon walls are to the left... More 

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