Aden Crater Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Aden Crater Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pronto, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

rocky

scramble

Aden Lava Flow Wilderness Study Area is operated by the Bureau of Land Management and lies just southwest of Las Cruces, NM. It is accessed via a series of county (dirt) roads from Interstate 10. The inside of Aden Crater allows for unique views of the Southwestern landscape.

1 month ago

Fascinating!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a very interesting area to explore. The hike is fairly easy and not too long. You can explore the crater and enjoy the surrounding views.

hiking
11 months ago

the hike was amazing

hiking
Saturday, December 17, 2016

This area is an interesting area outside of El Paso, with lots of lava rocks. Hiking into the dome can be tricky if you leave the trail to go rock hopping. Once you're inside the dome, there's a primitive trail that circles the inside rim, and there are a few bits of desert vegetation but it's mostly just a flat rock field. If you like geology you'll find this interesting.

10 months ago

Friday, May 13, 2016