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great trail done it numerous times. live the caves, always fun.

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!!)

18 days 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!

Pretty walk up to the cliff dwellings, loved checking them out.

24 days ago

This is a fun, short hike (easy). Right now, part of the trail is closed for repairs. This is a fantastic family hike!

beautiful in fall

1 month ago

Beautiful walk! A lot of loose rocks being the only downfall! I will go back!

Good hike to do, specially after if rainfall to be able to see waterfall. Also easy enough to hike not too strenuous. Enjoyed it.

Looking forward to going back with some friends and family.

Nice scenic trail, end of Oct ,30s low- 65 to 75 highs, no dogs allowed, amazing history of Cliff Dwellings

near city, limited rocks

This is our kids favorite trail to hike.

Awesome morning work with crisp cool air.

Fantastic trail!!

Great trail to hike, super easy just follow the map and have fun.

It's different from what I usually do but it was a nice educational experience. I think it's best for people who wants to learn more about gardening or kids who have interest in plants. I enjoyed my time reading with the sound of birds and the dancing trees though. Overall it was really nice.

Beautiful canyon and creek. Spectacular views!! We saw javalinas and frogs. Hiked to where Gold Rush trail intersects. Had a great time playing in the waterfalls and photographing the amazing views.

2 months ago

Did this the weekend after Labor Day and it was an instant favorite. The top is the payoff - moderately steep switchbacks with stunning views lead to a rock formation with super cool caves, keyholes and a summit rock with outrageous views. If you’re in shape it’s a quick 2.5-3 hours up and down. Highly recommend!

This was our first hike as a family and we loved it! Beautiful scenery and not too hard, though I'd definitely recommend wearing good shoes. The waterfalls and Stone ruin are so worth it! We saw a variety of birds and have seen Mule Deer every time so far. Well traveled trail, but very Rocky in places.

Tip: if you're going after the waterfall and Stone house, follow the trail to the LEFT until AFTER the bench...we went RIGHT at the first fork and ended up going the LONG way around haha

Great trail myself, my pregnant wife and daughter got up fairly quick. Coming down was a bit sketchy but made it down safely!!!

Well worth the climb! Stopped at several of the offshoots to check out the views.

Pluses are trail is very convenient, easy, and pretty. Typical dessert hike. Negative is it is "owned" by mountain bikers, VERY many of them essentially "demanding" the right of way constantly. careening downhill at > 20 mph

2 months ago

why pay $5 for dripping springs when you can come right next door to soledad canyon for free?! it has better views and a better waterfall as well. I highly recommend this trail.

3 months ago

Stunning views for the duration of this trail.

3 months ago

We enjoyed this short, well maintained trail to the dwellings. Lots of flora along the trail along with the beautiful views. One can only imagine how difficult life must have been.

Short walk to the beautiful waterfall

Really easy on my knees. Scenic view and still in phone network range.

Great hike with my daughter n my 77 yr old friend with 2 dogs take water n snacks we went inside cave when we got to the mines, is rocky on some terrain

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