by Katryna Balboni
Pirates, we need to talk about White Sands National Monument. It might just be the most crazily beautiful place in the United States that you've never heard of. Located in New Mexico, it's the world's largest gypsum dunefield—275 square miles of glittering white desert under an endless blue sky.
Marvel at the endless expanse of rolling white hills:
A trip to White Sands National Park could seriously up your Instagram game:
Brad Pitt is a fan:
So is this majestic pupper:
Go for an unforgettable hike or bike ride, see the dunes by car or try your hand at sand sledding:
You could even recreate Boyz II Men's "Water Runs Dry" music video with three of your best friends. The possibilities are endless!:
Dying to visit this stunning national park? It's about an hour and a half by car from the nearest major airport in El Paso, Texas. As always, you can use our flight search tool to find yourself affordable flights to El Paso from your city. Just need the car? We have a rental car search tool too!