Top Adventures in Las Cruces

  • Explore the Dona Ana Mountains

    The Dona Ana Mountains offer a variety of  outdoor fun. Hiking, rock climbing, wildflowers and  petroglyphs. There are several different ranges to explore with arches, steep cliffs and also easy trails. The elevation gain changes depending which t...

    2 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike the Sierra Vista Trail

    The trail follows the foothills of the Organ Mountains. The terrain is hilly but not very difficult to hike. There are some steep laces and also some sandy places. I have only hiked sections of the trail at different occasions . There are a lot of...

    29 miles 500 ft gain

  • Camp Below the Organ Mountains

    These are well maintained BLM campsites just outside of Las Cruces. It's a great option for setting up a tent, car camping, or parking an RV. There are no facilities so remember to always pack in and pack out. 

  • Hike the Dripping Springs Natural area

    This is a very scenic moderate 3,5 mile hike featuring beautiful views, rare plants and the ruins of the historic Dripping springs resort. Lots of wildflowers in the summer. In the winter you may encounter some snow and ice at the end of the trail...

    3.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike the Baylor Pass West Trail

    Start your hike from the parking lot of Baylor Pass Road. The trail starts to climb gently first and then gradually the climb gets steeper, but nothing too difficult. There is nice desert vegetation along the trail and very good views of the Organ...

    6.3 miles 1548 ft gain

  • Hike the Rabbit Ear Plateau.

    Park at the small parking area of Baylor Peak rd. Start climbig up the mountain on a old jeep road. The trail becomes steeper the further up you go. Very good views of the Organ Mountains and the Mesilla Valley. Lots of wildflowers along the way i...

    6 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike the Leasburg Slot Canyon

    Leasburg Slot Canyon is a 2.4 mile trail that offers a unique experience that is close to Interstate 25. The directions will take you to the banks of the Rio Grande where you can park anywhere along the dirt road that is convenient. This hike shou...

    2.4 miles 675 ft gain

  • Hike the Pena Blanca Trail

    The road to get here is a dirt road, but I was able to do it without a 4x4 or high-clearance vehicle. Once you park off to the left in the little gravel pull-off, you're going to follow the trail that is on the same side of the road. There will be...

    2.3 miles 262 ft gain

  • Hike the Picacho Mountain

    This is a somewhat strenuous hike up Picacho Mountain. The trail is 3 miles round trip and has an elevation gain of 1200 ft. Great views from the top and also many cacti species can be seen along the trail.

    3 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike the Baylor Pass Trail

    Moderate hike in the Organ Mountains Desert Peak National Monument in New Mexico. Very good views of the Organ Mountains , the Tularosa Basin and wildflowers in the summer and fall. Excellent place to see the Organ Mountains evening primrose

    6.9 miles 1568 ft gain

  • Hike the Pine Tree Trail Loop

    Park in the Parking area at the end of Aguirre Springs Loop. The trailhead is across the road. The trail will take you in a loop. Enjoy the diversity of plant life and the varied landscape. There are numerous interesting geological and ecological ...

    4.2 miles 1023 ft gain

  • Hike the Pine Tree Loop Trail

    Have hiked this numerous times at different seasons. Spectacular views of the Organ Mountains and the Tularosa Basin, Abundance of wildflowers during the growing season. The trail is somewhat steep and winding. In the winter you will likely encoun...

    4 miles

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