Baylor Canyon Pass Trail

MODERATE 36 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
833 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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2 months ago

Beautiful little short hike beginning on a gentle slope of tall grass and wildflowers that starts to wind through a gradually ascending rocky footpath. I didn't summit Baylor Peak but climbed a rocky prominence beneath it. Gorgeous place to watch the sun set. One word of advice--watch for rattlers..Lots of big snakes especially if hiking near dusk.

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2 months ago

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5 months 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..

7 months ago

8 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.

8 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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9 months ago

9 months ago

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9 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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9 months ago

11 months ago

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

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

Monday, October 24, 2016

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Monday, July 04, 2016

Hot.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Sunday, May 01, 2016