Baylor Canyon Pass Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

Baylor Canyon Pass Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
980 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Hike from the foot hills, along tree-covered trails to a mountain pass. The sign is the trailhead. Follow the main trail west. There is little chance of losing the trail. The trail will switchback up the canyon. At about 2.0 miles you reach Baylor Pass. Return via the reverse route.

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1 month ago

Awesome trail , beautiful views , birds and flowers , catch the sunset atop the rocks from the campground ,easy trail to follow , well worth the distance..

2 months ago

3 months ago

Baylor Canyon Pass trail tops my list of trails in the Las Cruces area. With inspiring views, peaceful silence, wildlife, and a well maintained yet rugged trail, you can't go wrong.

3 months ago

This trail is well maintained and easily navigated. The views from almost every turn is breathtaking. To view images along the trail, scroll to my downloaded hike and click on each of the red dots along the trail.

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4 months ago

4 months ago

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4 months ago

I enjoyed this hike thoroughly! From Baylor to Aguirre and back in about 6 hrs, that includes a 45 min lunch break. The views are great, and its not very challenging, but distance is probably not ideal for beginners.

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4 months ago

7 months ago

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7 months ago

Have only hiked this trail part of the way. Maybe I'll hike the whole trail,

8 months ago

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11 months ago

Hot.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Just hiked the Baylor Pass Trail from the Aguirre Springs campground on the east side of the Organ Mountains. This is an awesome well maintained trail with a gradual elevation gain around a 1,000 ft. to the pass. A lot more trees and vegetation on this trail compared to the west side trail which connects at the pass.
At around two miles you reach the top of the pass and is a good place to stop and take in the views. The city of Las Cruces to the west and the Tularosa Basin and White Sands National Monument to the east. I would recommend a good walking stick or trekking poles due to several places with loose slippy rocks. I would rate this hike as easy to moderate and is one of my favarotie trails in the area.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Great hike but you definetly need to be in semi decent shape. We did the whole loop and it took us a littlt over 3 hours. At the end we were exhausted. Didnt see any wildlife but did see lots of tracks. Cool scenery with some ice at the top of the trail.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Easier than the West Pass. I would also recommend this direction if you take the complete one-way hike. The additional hike to the peak is strenuous if you are not use to hiking above 5000'. I made it to 6600 but had to give up on the final push to the true peak as I was alone.