Tortugas Mountain Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews

Tortugas Mountain Trail is a 5 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
964 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

25 days ago

great hike to get reacquainted with the beautiful desert. Great views n colors!

29 days ago

Fun trail. Popular trails

1 month ago

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walking
2 months ago

Just a reminder, Tortugas Mountain is considered a very Sacred Place for us of Tortugas Pueblo. We have been conducting ceremonies upon her for over 100 continuous years. We, Tortugas Pueblo, ask everyone to please keep that in their mind and their heart while trekking upon her. Our ancestors have climbed it in prayer, as we too, continue the same. Some on their knees or in bare feet. Please be mindful of disposing of trash properly. Blessing to all who come to enjoy her beauty and gentle Spirit.

trail running
2 months ago

Good hike! Be sure to wear fairly sturdy shoes, sunscreen and hat. Lots of birds in the arroyos! The old A mountain trail that goes 3/4 up to the top is a helluva workout and newer road is appreciated for the return down.

hiking
5 months ago

Not too difficult of a hike. A bit strenuous at the beginning , great views of the Organ Mountains and Mesilla Valley.

6 months ago

great family hike

6 months ago

enjoy the views really hard going up the mountain easy coming down I would do it again

hiking
7 months ago

More 4.2M than 5.1 in 1:30hr easy hike not that much elevation.

8 months ago

Good little hike that varies in length depending on how long you you want to go.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice east trail, moderate. ......stopped and hiked with a local crucan......learned some local history........will do this trail again!

10 months ago

Great incline and views!:)

hiking
11 months ago

Loved it , the ups where long and hard.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Fun but big incline!!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nice & peaceful hike!

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Nice easy trail a little over 4 miles if you just do the loop. Wouldn't recommend in the summer since there's no shade.

hiking
Sunday, February 05, 2017

Did it in 2:50 minutes
Kept losing the trail
It s a winter trail.... in summer it would be scorching hot

hiking
Friday, January 27, 2017

Easy hike but it wasn't 5.1 miles, I clocked it at 4.2.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Very peaceful & lovely desert trail. Great views at the top.

hiking
Sunday, December 18, 2016

love this hike!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Great views

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

This was a pretty trail, dogs and I had a great time!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great experience. You can usually make it to the top in 30 minutes. Great place to catch a sunset and hike down with a flashlight.

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

You can find Tortugas Mountain when you drive by Drippings Springs Rd. There are several entrances, we used the one at (32.29607, -106.69202). There are also several trails, we suggest this route: From the entrance, go to the left and take the Arroyo Loop, then turn to the right in the crossing with the next trail (do not continue by Arroyo Trail). This trail to the right does not have a name on the map and goes around the hillside of the mountain, continue around the mountain until you get to the A Trail that takes you to the top of the mountain. People say that students from the NM University walk the A Trail to celebrate the beginning of the school year. From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Organ Mountains. Then you can return by the Turtleback Trail or by the one next to this trail. You arrive to a section of several small trails that take you to the Arroyo Loop. We did a small loop to the left, then we took the Arroyo Loop near the Dripping Springs Rd. We continue by the Arroyo Loop and arrive to the same entrance. We recommend this route but you can also decide to hike by the other trails or start by other entrance, anything you choose you will enjoy a lot this place.

hiking
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hiking
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trail running
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