Bar Canyon Loop Trail

EASY 76 reviews

Bar Canyon Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles 659 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

views

waterfall

wildlife

Hike through a narrowing canyon to a natural water fall. Begin the hike at the trailhead. Stay to the right, follow the trail counter-clockwise. At 1.5 miles there is a junction where the trail divides. You can follow the loop to the left, or continue straight ahead to the old rock house and the waterfall. At 1.63 miles you reach the old rock house. Continue down this trail to the waterfall. The trail will head to the right, up a small hill, then left into a narrow dead-end canyon. The waterfall is all the way back. To finish the loop, return the the junction where the trail divided. Turn right, and follow the trail back to the trailhead.

3 days ago

Great trail to start the day

4 days ago

Easy, could probably mtn bike most of it.

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11 days ago

Very nice trail, not to long not difficult, specially to enjoy it with the family. I did it with my granddaughter Natalia 9. All the trail has beautiful views, but when you arrive to the small waterfall, the view of the canyon is fantastic. This shaded area invites you to rest and contemplate the beautiful mountains. We will definitely go back again and walk the entire loop as shown on the map at the entrance of the trail.

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1 month ago

Beautiful
Easy

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with a waterfall halfway through. Love this trail!

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2 months ago

2 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Las Cruces area!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views and easy trail. If you have younger kids the north trail is a great starter trail, more of a nature walk. For those seeking to challenge they're kids or to get a nice little workout, do the entire loop and head south(right) at the fork. I have brought my kids several times over since they were 7, they are now 11. It's a fun trail that'll let everyone have some fun. Tip: Try and go a day after a good rain or snow if the only reason you're going is for the waterfall!

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail! Beautiful views. My 2.5 year old had a blast and walked most of it

2 months ago

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3 months ago

It was a beautiful trail. although it was quite hot, It was still pretty. The water fall is gorgeous.

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3 months ago

This is my favorite trail in the Las Cruces area yet! Will definitely return!

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

One of my favorite places to hike. Beautiful canyon, great views and nice little waterfall. Have hiked that canyon several times.