Interesting view of the Rio Grande River. Very arid. Just a short drive from the Visitor's Center for Bandolier. Might as well stop and take a look!
We stayed in the Hampton Inn at White Rock near Los Alamos. In the evening we drove around this clean and attractive bedroom community for Santa Fe & Los Alamos. Look for the sign pointing to a scenic overlook. It is at the end of a pretty park. Not safe for little kids unless they are VERY closely supervised. But... 更多
This view speaks for itself you need to see it. You can see some houses on the canyon rim across the way and the Rio Grande 2000 feet below. The railing area is safe. There are areas exposed to cliffs in the park so only people with good judgement should be left on there own here.
A nice park with soccer and softball fields. But the main attraction for out-of-towners is the overlook itself, into White Rock Canyon. The Blue Dot trail leaves from nearby and goes down to the Rio Grande. Great views all along and from the overlook. Easy to get to on the way to or back from Bandelier. And free!
From this overlook you can see the Rio Grande River as it runs from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico at Brownsville, Texas. Nearby are both the Blue and Red dot trails. Both go from the canyon rim to the river and you can connect them for a higher hike. Either way coming out of the canyon is a workout.
If you are in the area definitely worth the stop! Easy drive, park and walk to amazing overlook of the White Rock area. We spend the day at Bandelier National Monument and stopped here afterwards. It's less than 1 mile from the visitors center. Beautiful views and it was free!