Must See: Where Lady Gaga Filmed “911”, White Sands National Park
Lady Gaga has just released her dreamy new video for “911”, the third official single from her latest album Chromatica, and it features the glowing dunes of New Mexico’s White Sands. Watch below:
The music video follows Gaga waking up in the middle of the desert and takes the viewers on a journey to an adobe house filled with elaborately dressed characters. Gaga has at least half a dozen costume changes, all with dramatic, stunning jewelry and head pieces.
The setting of the dream sequence is shown at the end of the video where you can see a poster for White Sands New Mexico. A natural wonder, the wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert and has created the world’s largest gypsum dunefield according to the national park’s website.
Open year-round and located in the Chihuahuan Desert, White Sands National Park protects 40 percent (115 square miles) of the 275 square-mile gypsum dunefield. Home to a wide variety of natural features and ecosystems, including Lake Lucero and other playas, unique hydrology, and living soils, it is also home to over 800 species of animals.
A $25 vehicle fee gets you in, and there’s a number of activities you can do. From hiking and biking, to the Dunes Drive, an eight-mile scenic drive that leads from the visitor center into the heart of the gypsum dunefield. You can also go sledding on the dunes in a specific area for it, take part in a native planet garden tour or a junior ranger program, and horse back riding is also allowed if you bring your own horses and get a permit signed by a ranger. Backcountry camping is also normally allowed at one of the ten primitive camping sites available on a first-come, first-served basis, but the camp sites are currently closed due to the pandemic.
More information below on exploring White Sands: