Explore the sand dunes - White Sands National Park is known for its dazzling white sand dunes, which cover over 275 square miles of the park

Go sledding - One of the most popular activities in White Sands National Park is sledding down the dunes

Take a scenic drive - The park has a 16-mile scenic drive that winds through the heart of the dunes and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains

Stargaze - White Sands National Park is designated as an International Dark Sky Park, meaning that it has minimal light pollution

Attend a ranger-led program - The park offers a variety of ranger-led programs, including guided hikes, nature walks, and campfire programs

Photograph the landscape - With its white sand dunes and dramatic lighting, White Sands National Park is a photographer's dream

Hike the trails - The park has several hiking trails that range in difficulty, from easy nature walks to more strenuous hikes

Have a picnic - There are several picnic areas in the park where visitors can enjoy a meal and take in the beautiful surroundings

Visit the visitor center - The visitor center has exhibits on the park's history, geology, and wildlife, as well as information on the park's trails and activities

Learn about the cultural history - The park has a rich cultural history, with evidence of human habitation dating back over 10,000 years