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hiking
1 day ago

The guide on site (working despite day 29 of the govt shutdown) was enthusiastic and helpful. I enjoyed viewing the petroglyphs and the view of Sierra Blanca but as far as a hike goes, it seemed more a short incursion. In January the weather was nice and no snakes appeared. In summer I think it would terribly hot as there is no shade.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful hike. Well marked. At regular intervals there was a large flat rock seat near a tree to rest. As I was hiking alone, it was reassuring to see a regular passing of hikers in pairs. In January, it was terrific but I felt like it would be uncomfortably hot in the summer. I loved the vegetation and views. The only downside was the visible yellow rope cutting off access to the base of the falls to protect the wildlife. Since the rest of the hike had been all nature, it was a bit 'modern in your face.'

hiking
1 day ago

I loved this hike! I actually only completed part of it to the falls and back. On the return I hiked most of it in the creek bed that parallels the path. I started at 9:30 and finished at 2:00 stopping frequently for photography. The path alternated between sun and shade and was well marked. In all that time I saw 1 other hiker and came across only 1 piece of rubbish. Nature, tranquillity, beauty on steroids. I was glad I had left an emergency plan in case I didn't return as no one else was there.

hiking
3 days ago

Great trail. Easy to navigate. A few icy/slippery spots.

on Valley of Fires Trail

hiking
13 days ago

valley of fires always rocks

Probably one of the toughest hikes I’ve done. If you’re looking for a challenge do this hike! Make sure and take plenty of water and electrolytes. Pay attention to temperature!! Take lots of sunscreen.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful with the snow and ice waterfalls cascading over the crevasses. Icy in areas, about 3/4 of the way up. Currently open even through the government shut down due to the incredibly generous volunteers who are opening the gates each day. Normally 5dollars per car but it’s free right now. Please take your trash out and if you see other trash kindly remove it. Don’t forget to bring water, the fountain at the visitor center was off. ENJOY!

hiking
15 days ago

I enjoyed the hike. .especially as you approach the canyon and then see the tiny waterfall..very relaxing....snow patches all around at this time...

15 days ago

fun time, and their Gates were NOT CLOSED DURING THE SHUTDOWN, the night sky is amazing here.

hiking
15 days ago

great WhSa trail, rangers are friendly and informed, can not wait for them to open after the shutdown

Great place to see views of the valley and a waterfall! Pretty easy and well marked. There’s a well beaten path to the west of the rock house that leads up to a beautiful lookout point. We sat there for quite some time soaking up the sun!!

hiking
16 days ago

Our hiking group,The Ocotillo Hikers, have been visiting this super trail system for over 15 years.
There are many options here that can keep you busy for hours at a time.
The ridges on both sides of the valley are outstanding opportunities to explore areas that few get the chance to see. The views from these ridges look like you are in Utah and other awe inspiring areas.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Q8hJBGiiGtrZFKyHA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JTKufwvmtuFoAVZh1

hiking
16 days ago

Our hiking group,The Ocotillo Hikers, have been visiting this super trail system for over 15 years.
There are many options here that can keep you busy for hours at a time.
The ridges on both sides of the valley are outstanding opportunities to explore areas that few get the chance to see. The views from these ridges look like you are in Utah and other awe inspiring areas.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Q8hJBGiiGtrZFKyHA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JTKufwvmtuFoAVZh1

hiking
16 days ago

Dogs are allowed in the beginning of the trail, which gives access to Crawford Trail and Fillmore.

hiking
16 days ago

This trail has some shade from the trees and the mountain in the later part of the day.

Beautiful place to hike snow was nice. We will be coming back to hike the other trail there

Ended up on backside of this area by turning left at sign on road but enjoyed it anyways. Then left an hit correct trail

hiking
21 days ago

At the trailhead there is a map of this trail and it is named as Bar Canyon. So, I guess same trail is sometimes called Soledad Canyon trail. Been there in snow. Very easy and beautiful view. There was a waterfall at the end of the trail.

No car access to this trailhead during government shutdown of winter 2018.

Very pretty and an amazing contrast to the high desert around it. Nice to add to a trip to Guadalupe peak or Carlsbad Caverns.

First half is ok thru the scrub (thanks for the rock cairns to mark the path 0. The trail really comes into it's own once you start the climb up the mount. Fantastic volcanic formations surround you as you climb-then you are rewarded with expansive views of the area from the peak. Add your name to the little notebook stored in a container by the USGS marker at the summit.

Beautiful hike to the falls

hidden gem in the Organs. Easy, quiet and little traffic.

Easy trail, even for this currently out-of-shape Southerner! The trailhead begins up the gravel pathway leading from the parking lot, to the right of the restrooms. A bit further up you will see the trailhead sign. Very clearly marked trail that alternates between gravel and dirt. Come for the dripping springs, stay for the ruins of Boyd's Sanitorium!

love this trail year round. Its beautiful and easy, our dogs absolutely love it and now know the trail by heart!

I loved the trail. The drive up to the trailhead provides an easy and direct way to get there.. (It’s also beautiful) ..

The parking lot is very large and provides trash bins if you need them. The trail is very easy to follow, wide at the beginning but narrows to a single file trail the further back you go. I would recommend going counterclockwise in the trail. I wanted to get a perspective view of the town of Las Cruces, so I took a very narrow, rocky and steep trail up to a point that I could climb up further and take some photos. Well worth it but could be treacherous on the way down if you aren’t in good physical shape or have had injuries.

Would recommend to bring lots of water as I went on a relatively cooler day (20C) and was still hot. Thankfully, I had plenty of water.

I would also recommend to go early in the morning. I got there at about 07:30 and didn’t see a soul from the time I got there until the time I left. It was very quiet with the occasional passing of a bird. Wear long pants if it’s cool, lots of stuff to poke and scrape you!

I highly recommend this relatively easy hike for anybody, views are exceptional! (And free!!)

hiking
1 month ago

I love this hike. It's easy, relaxing and enjoyable. The views are beautiful too! The trail is neatly marked and easy to follow. We always bring our dog on this one and she loves it. Not many loose rocks or things to climb. It's usually pretty busy, so if you're looking for some solitude - this is not the ideal trail. This is a great trail to bring visitors as they will love being in the mountains!

hiking
1 month ago

So fun walking through the dunes. Definitely plan on adding a bit on to your total mileage, it’s really easy to wander around and get off trail once you’re out there.

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