Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Location: south of Alamogordo, New Mexico
Length of visit: half day
Major draws: Scenic views, hiking
Strenuosity: 6 out of 10
Cost/Fees: $5 per vehicle day use
Additional considerations: Little shade, spiky plants
Description: A beautiful canyon hike climbs into the Gila National Forest for great views of the White Sands. Past the cabin ruins at the 3-mile point, look for fossils along the trail.