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Overlook to the Rio Grande

You definitely need navigation to find this overlook, as you drive through a residential... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca F
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Farmers Branch, United States
The views are amazing

This is a very quick stop, but the views are amazing up and down the valley. There aren't too many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lester P
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Houston, Texas
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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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700 Overlook Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You definitely need navigation to find this overlook, as you drive through a residential neighborhood to get to it. But, it is fabulous. We saw a red tailed hawk flying below the look out...

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very quick stop, but the views are amazing up and down the valley. There aren't too many locations close to towns where you can see this distance without having buildings or telephone lines intrude on the view. You won't stop here long,...More

Thank Lester P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Overlook Park in White Rock is definitely worth a visit. The views of the Rio Grande and Sangre de Christo Mountains are breathtaking.

Thank suzannecQ4042WE
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Lovely views, some covered picnic tables as well. The trail is steep and not well marked in some places, but it goes all the way down to the river. Very strenuous coming back up if you are not used to the 6000 foot elevation here.

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 31 July 2018

A spectacular view of the table mesas that make up the area Los Alamos sits on. This view is part of the Overlook Park at White Rock and is well worth the short drive from Bandelier or Los Alamos.

Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This was near our hotel and made for a good, quick visit during an open evening. It would be a great place to take pictures near sunrise or sunset. We tried to go near sunset, but the sun was partially obscured by clouds so we...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A nice little point, so far up, so far out. Better men its nothing, but me maybe you, the knees get a little squeeze and you look for the railing. Cool.

Thank HelloJoeOne
Reviewed 2 July 2018

It's hard to imagine that the Rio Grand river runs through this area, so it was a big surprise to have this beautiful view off the river.

Thank jacklmc
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This small park and overlook is nice and easily accessible. Shortest way off of hwy 4 is take last in town going N. Take a R on Rover Blvd then L on Meadow Ln. After going through neighborhood Overlook park is on your left. After...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

A worthwhile stop. Great views though my knees got a bit rubbery. Do pay close attention to the signs directing you here

Thank Allen V
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rplang
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Response from 638theresec | Reviewed this property |
They are presently repaving part of the route between here and Santa Fe. That section will be smooth. Big trucks often use the route you will be taking. It isnโ€™t until you go up into the Jemez Mts. Which is further down the... More
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Response from Biotourist | Reviewed this property |
Camp in Bandolier. It's quite close and the place is interesting culturally and very scenic.
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Melissa M
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Response from DarrellAnne | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. From what I remember, we saw so much, it was a small area like a local park with just a path overlooking the scenery. I would look at the Los Alamos visitor website which Trip Advisor won't let be type in... More
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