Fillmore Canyon Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

Length2.1 miElevation gain449 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Please note: Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. Hike thru Desert Valley to Fillmore Canyon. After paying at the visitor's center, drive west on the service road to the trailhead at the La Cueva Picnic area. At about 0.15 miles you reach a fork in the trail. Take the left fork. At about 0.75 miles you will meet the junction of the Fillmore Canyon Trail on the left. Follow this trail to the end at about 1.1 miles. Enjoy the water fall but please remember it is a delicate area. After leaving the water fall return via reverse route - OR - continue on the Crawford Trail to the visitor's center to make it a longer hike.

Dripping Springs Visitor's Center - (575) 522-1219

From the junction of I-10 and I-25, follow I-25 north one mile to the University Ave Exit. Turn right (east) on University Ave. University Ave will turn into Dripping Springs Rd. Follow Dripping Springs Rd east for about 5 miles until the pavement ends. Continue an additional 2.5 miles to the junction of Dripping Springs Rd and Baylor Canyon Rd. Just a little further ahead on Dripping Springs Rd you will find the paved entrance to Dripping Springs Natural Area. The entrance fee is $3 per vehicle.

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Carl Wagner
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 still working up enough courage to get all the way to the Needles but we feel confident we’ve got a route mapped out now... stay tuned!

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Bart Dilks
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Nic Hoime
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Stefan Zollner
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Julia Colombo
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Crystal McCaslin
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This is a moderate hike. It is adventurous and has many trails to follow off of it. There is an old mine right before the waterfall.

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Eve Dillingham
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Slightly steep up with rocky patches.

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Emily Hibbert
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lina urquidi
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Tom Macak
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Justin Rose
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Caleb Cornelius
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Great fairly flat trail for kids.

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CIndy Funk
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Joy Nelson
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A bit of a rocky trail but not difficult. Once on the Fillmore trail the views are beautiful in and out. Trails ends in a canyon with waterfall (dry when we were there). Tons of birds in the canyon. Prepare to share the trail with folks who miss the turn off for the narrows trail. The narrows turnoff is small and easy to miss. :-)

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Alex Scott
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Ruth Leyva
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One of the best hikes off my bucket list

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Brian Davis
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Amazing!

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Bart Dilks
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Robert Hall
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Taylor Axtell
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i didn't care for this portion as much as the dripping springs trail. Still nice and all just not my cup of tea.

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Debora Gouvea
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Tricia Heffelfinger
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Not a bad hike, but around La Cueva is way better! Very little shade.

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Josh Jolly
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A bit difficult to follow this trail. Planned on going to the narrows, but missed the turn off somehow and ended up having to climb up the canyon wall, then got on to the Organ Needles trail instead. Turned around and will have to try again later. TONS of cacti.

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Kyle Good
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Another wonderful trail in the Organ Mountains. The trail was easily accessible until the end, which as others have said, just hike the creek bed. Unfortunately the waterfall was dried up, so I'll come back later this year and try again.

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Krys Jara
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hot day but nonetheless an incredible hike! 7th time out here!

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Andrea Perez
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Avery Lee
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This is a great casual hike! It’s pretty short and not too difficult. I went up right after it rained, hoping that the waterfall would be running a little more, but it’s still barely a trickle. Very pretty nonetheless—this is a desert after all. Towards the end of the trail, the path gets pretty narrow and overgrown, and your best option is to just move into the riverbed to hike the rest of it.

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Laura Burnham
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Lol. I thought this trail would only take a couple of hours. It was a fantastic hike with wildflowers and the most amazing views, but hot damn that trail kicked my butt. Definitely wear hiking boots and I'd even consider gloves for the scramble. (With all the ups and downs it was actually 6K elevation climb in total)

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