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Dona Ana, New Mexico Map

Love this trail. I’d do it every day if I could!

Very good trail up the hill I haven’t been around

One of the first hikes in the area. a little warm but a nice hike. Coming down was a little slippery with loose rock.

Fun trail run with wildlife and great views!

5 months ago

Nice trail not difficult to walk that takes you to the area of the trackways and you return by a beautiful arroyo. I did it with my granddaughter Natalia who enjoyed a lot the description with drawings of the place.

6 months ago

Great scenic view. Woud be 5 stars but the trail is very hard to follow. Without the app we would'nt have known where to go.

Fun hike, not too strenuous. Great views from the top!

8 months ago

Well marked trail. Great views. Definitely on the do again list.

9 months ago

Very nice hike to the top of the mountain. Nice cacti along the way and beautiful views from the top.

9 months ago

went on that trail on a guided tour. Very informative and scenic.

This is a very beautiful hike. It is not too difficult and the views from the top are superb. Saw a lot of interesting cacti along the way. I really like that area a lot.

10 months ago

This is an excellent trail. Not too difficult. Nice place to see fossils and learn about the Permian basin.

10 months ago

Great day

Saw some rattle snakes, cattle and a ringtail cat. Beware the bee nest atop the peak.

Next time I do this, I'll just go to the peak and back (3 miles round trip). If the last 2.5 miles were as nice as the first 1.5-2, I'd give it four stars.

Quite the view from on high. In fact, I would rank the view from the peak as second in Las Cruces, with the best being atop the Organ Needles - which is not a hike for the gentle. Picacho Peak is easy enough yet I would maintain it as a Moderate. We took the old trail down the back side of the hill which cuts back and forth before joining the new path again at the base, then rounds the hill back toward the parking area.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

I completed this hike in December. Quite windy. I found the hike to the peak to be easier than the Box canyon trail which was very sandy in spots. I recommend doing the peak first and the box canyon . With the exception of entering from Shalem Colony Trail this can be accomplished from either the north or south peak loop routes. I also found this Southern route to be more than 6 miles (similar to the base loop), rather than the listed 5.5 miles

Great quick hike with long lasting views.

I tried it twice. First time with an old friend,but did not make the top. At 81 and a 20 year old we made it to the top. Clear and a beautiful view. Thanks to our Grand Creator, Jehovah God.


We started at the end of the Burke Ranch Road went to the peak , then took the Box Canyon Trail to the left. Before to get Box Canyon Dr, we cut and walked by the arroyo and hills directly to the end of Burke Ranch Road. Peak, Box Canyon and arroyos are amazing places to visit, it took us about 6 miles but exciting, we recommend.

I just did the direct trail to the peak... fairly easy to make it up in about 30 minutes, with a moderate climb rate. Nice views in all directions. The dirt/sand road in to the parking lot is a little rough and branches off in various places with no signs, which isn't very helpful.

Nice short easy hike with great views. Recommend doing this hike before May or after September. I imagine the trail is very pretty when the different kinds of cacti are in bloom. We found a geocache at the peak. Pay attention to the pink markers to guide you on the trail since most of the trail markers have fallen down.

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