White Rock Overlook Park, Los Alamos

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  • Well worth a short diversion to look at the Rio Grande Gorge from the White Rock Overlook Park. The view is breathtakingly spectacular to the valley below. On the opposite side is a tall waterfall. We...  more »
  • A short walk from the parking lot brings you to a fenced overlook with great views of the Rio Grande, mesas, and distant mountains. Also seen from the trail -- pinon pine, Grama grass (did you know th...  more »
  • White rock overlook is all about the rock face looking like a crocodile! My photo hopefully captures that. A quick visit is recommended if you are in the area.  more »
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  • Perfect place to view the Rio grande and valley. I bring all my out of town guests here to see the beauty of New Mexico.
  • The White Rock Overlook is a very large Recreation and Parks space run by Los Alamos County. Has softball fields baseball fields soccer fields, RC Raceway for model cars it has playgrounds picnic areas various hiking trails. It's extremely scenic. it is used for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display, and overlooks the Rio Grande Gorge, about a 900 foot drop from the edge of the park to the Rio Grande River. There is an Overlook at the far end of the park it gives you a spectacular view over a third of the state. The park does close at half an hour after Sundown most of the time, but the gate is typically not locked until much later.
  • The Overlook is a great place to get a sense of the scale of this part of Northern New Mexico, White Rock Canyon and the Espanola Valley. If the weather is right and the sun angle is good, it's a terrific photo spot as well.
  • Wow. Unbelievable. So glad we visited the overlook on our way to Los Alamos. Stunning views.
  • Fairly nice lookout if you are passing through the area. If you're staying in Santa Fe and only coming out to the lookout it's probably not worth your time as it's quite a ways out. If you're staying in Santa Fe and looking for a lookout I'd suggest the top of Ski Santa Fe. There's an amazing lookout at the top much closer to town.

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