Summer Dates for Full Moon Nights Series at White Sands Set
If you’re looking to get out of El Paso for an overnighter and you want to do the scenic thing, consider visiting White Sands during the full moon this summer.
But while the 2021 version of Full Moon Nights will provide visitors late-night access to the park, there will not be any live entertainment, ranger programs and other typical Full Moon night events, including park ranger-led Full Moon Hikes, this year according to the national park’s website.
Government-run parks are currently in phased-in Covid mode so many, including White Sands, have not returned to full operations and services remain limited until further notice.
Park closing times will be extended on summer full moons through October. On these nights, there will be no programs or concerts for the summer of 2021 - White Sands National Park
However, the entire dunes area will be open, so you can still play in the gypsum sand when the sun isn’t at peak skin melting degrees, and you can still experience the beautiful sunsets, see the moon rise, and chill under the magical glow of the full moon.
White Sands National Monument Full Moon Nights 2021
• Thursday, June 24, 2021
• Saturday, July 24, 2021
• Monday, August 23, 2021
• Tuesday, September 21, 2021
• Thursday, October 21, 2021
How to Get There
White Sands National Monument, located southwest of Alamogordo off U.S. Hwy. 70, is about a 90-minute drive from El Paso. A park entrance fee of $5 per individual over 16 will apply.