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The high wall, needle-like spires of the Organ Mountains curve dramatically around a semicircle of Chihuahuan Desert habitat at the Aguirre Spring Campground. The campground, nestled at the base of spectacular cliffs, overlooks the Tularosa Basin and White Sands National Monument. Alligator juniper, gray oak, mountain mahogany and sotol are a few of the abundant plant species here. Seasonal springs and streams occur in the canyon bottoms, with a few perennial springs that support riparian habitats. From April to October, the entrance gate is open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. From October until April, it is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike, specifically around this fall time as the trees turn to orange. You don’t get that much else here in the border region. The hike up (either way) can be strenuous ... lots of rocks to climb over to move forward. There was a tiny tiny stream of water coming from the mountains. Overall, great hike and plan on doing again as the seasons turn.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

This trail is strenuous at times! And really enjoyable.

hiking
28 days ago

Trail from the pass becomes difficult to the Peak. It is easy to lose trail on your way down, just maintain the cairns you followed up and you should be fine on your way back to the pass. Awesome trail! Views are tremendously beautiful!

a nice hike, a challenge but not too much of a challenge.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice hike up the West side from Baylor Canyon Rd to the ridge crest and back down. Left car at 8:30 and returned about 1:15. Ate lunch at the top, enjoying the views into both valleys. passed by a few trail runners. Saw a few other hikers, one couple coming over the Gap from the East side with a car at both ends of the trail. Wish I had that option, but as a solo business traveler that wasn't an option for me. Stopped often to take a lot of photos. Hot dry trail today but I carried plenty of water