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

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 187 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

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Rocky

Scramble

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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. Recommend higher clearance car or truck with AWD for the final drive in.

There are no public facilities nearby. Come prepared and with plenty of water.

There are several unmarked trails into Aden Crater. Follow the trail that best suits your skill level and watch your footing.

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William Ryan
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Great Place, small 15,000 yr old shield volcano, lava all over, 100 ft deep crater inside. Easy 1 mi walk from road and around inside crater. Last several miles of dirt road need a high clearance vehicle, your vehicle will be heavily scratched by the mesquite encroaching on the road

Eric Hamm
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Awesome place to explore! Wildlife! Plants! No humans!

Cheyenne Romero
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Fascinating!

Jean-Claude Linossi
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Hiking

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.

Sophia Mower
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Hiking

the hike was amazing

Matt Pargett
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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.

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Gretchen Struemph
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Josh Hunt
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Sylvia T.
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David Baake
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Johnny Horsley
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Chelsea Lucas
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David Baake
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Cyrille Gindreau
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