La Cueva Loop Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

La Cueva Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Loop hike thru Desert Valley to La Cueva Archeological site. NO PETS ALLOWED. This trail can be hiked in either direction. This descriprion is counter-clockwise. From the front of the Visitors Center head left to the Dripping Springs Trail Head. Follow the Dripping Springs Trail to the 3/4 mile point, where you will meet the junction of the Crawford Trail. Take the left fork on to the Crawford Trail. At about 1.4 miles you will meet the junction of the Fillmore Canyon Trail. You may detour right into Fillmore Canyon or continue on the main trail. At about 2.35 miles you arrive at La Cueva, the Hermit's Cave. After leaving the cave continue along the trail to return to the visitor's center.

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3 months ago

Not very scenic, but the creek crossing and the cave are nice. I would rate the trail as easy.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful area. Keep an eye out for rattlers one was stretched all the way across the trail on the way back to my car...

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7 months ago

took our kids hiking, they enjoyed finding all the caves.

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8 months ago

8 months ago

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Easy trail. I highly recommend you take the inner trail to the base of La Cueva and see the hermits cave. It's barely visible from the road in from the north part of the hill

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Friday, May 20, 2016

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Good trip. Easy trail with some easy rock climbing near it.

Friday, March 18, 2016