Baylor Canyon Pass via Baylor Canyon Road

MODERATE 40 reviews

Baylor Canyon Pass via Baylor Canyon Road is a 6.9 mile 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
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

High desert ascent to a mountain pass.

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1 month ago

Nice easy track.

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9 months ago

This was a lot of fun. Great trail to do with a group of friends.

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11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This is a nice trail and its well maintained, Nice views of Las Cruces as well as the Alamogordo area once you are on top. It was very windy on top when I was there ( about 35-40mile ) so bring a wind breaker , you never know .

hiking
Friday, March 25, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I really enjoyed this trail-had a perfect day for some hiking and enjoying God's creation.

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Great trail. A little rocky and steep between 1.5-3mi, but easy enough. Tons of picnic spots. Excited to do the entire pass next weekend.

hiking
Saturday, December 19, 2015

hiking
Monday, December 14, 2015

East approach to Baylor pass is preferred. Take two cars and at least one friend. Heading west from Las Cruces, park one car at the Baylor Pass trail head at the base of the Eastern slope. Then all parties get into one car and travel over the mountain and to Aguirre Springs. Register your vehicle, sign in at the trail head by the little horse corral and embark on a one-way hike from Aguirre Springs back to the first vehicle. Yes, you will have to return to Aguirre Springs Recreation area to get back to your shuttle vehicle. However, a nice picnic and a campfire to come back to make this a hike to remember.