Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Las Cruces with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

God is good !!!

$5 “parking fee” and worth every penny. The trail itself was very gravely, making me wish I’d opted for my actual hiking boots rather than tennis shoes. There was a moderate climb (600ft in about a 1.5 miles). The spring was indeed dripping, albeit softly and slowly...but nonetheless dripping. Altogether a good break from freeway driving that won’t kill your ETA.

Really enjoyed this trail. It was so hot, but the views the whole way made it worth it.

Beautiful scenery! Great to do early in the AM. Some parts were strenuous, but overall good hike! Breathtaking view at the highest elevation.

Awesome trail! Great one to do early in the AM and to take visiting friends and family. I'd go on it again.

In our 60's now, my husband and I walked all the way to the old sanitorium. It is well worth the hike to see the history that exists in those mountains. The structures, for the most part, are well preserved. It's amazing to even think how people could live up there so many years ago. As a side note, the office personel are very friendly and excited to speak about the history of the area. Taking family up there next time. Loved it!

Nice moderate hike with beautiful scenery and an awesome view from the summit where you can see both El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM. Beware of rattlesnakes in summer and fall.

on Achenbach Canyon Trail

1 month ago

definitely moderate difficulty & poorly marked but gorgeous views

Love this Hike! The views from above the Sanatorium are amazing!

Great trail! Not to be taken lightly though. My friend and I took our 3 dogs expecting it to be much easier than it was and ended up using all of our water on our dogs and not much on our selves. But still a great hike and amazing views!

hiking
1 month ago

I love it. Going up the trail, is quite a workout. Great views to enjoy.

hiking
1 month ago

Great two hour hike in late afternoon.

hiking
1 month ago

Didn’t finish too hot but coming back with my bike!!!!!

Well-maintained trail with spectacular views of the mountains. The drive to the trailhead is worth the trip alone. 95% of the trail is in full sun, but there are patches of shade to rest in. Dog friendly and lots of birds.

awesome trail, close to town ! a banger

hiking
2 months ago

great hike

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail with lots of shade.

nature trips
2 months ago

Great hike with a variety of scenery. Trail starts in the desert and scrub, but by the halfway point you're in a nice forested area with plenty of shade. Great wildlife to photograph, as well!

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

Fun trail. Popular trails

Graveled trail

Loved it. went a couple months ago and it was great with the different terrain throughout. It was a very windy day and I lost my favorite cap.

hiking
3 months ago

What a gem! The views are fantastic wherever you look! The hike was challenging at times with large rocks to navigate. Be prepared by wearing good hiking boots as part of the trail is quite slippery due to sand and small stones. Numerous points along the trail to stop and appreciate! Found that going to the left or clockwise is preferable. Hope to return again for sure

hiking
3 months ago

Great morning hike!! Some areas were a little challenging for my dog, but overall it's a beautiful hike! Lots of shaded areas to stop and rest and take in the amazing views!

Great view of the Organ mountains and a nice variety of terrain. Enough elevation to be a workout, but nothing that would prohibit the whole family from enjoying.

Beautiful hike. It was crazy to see such greenery in the desert. Some great views. Hike was fairly moderate. At the start of the trail if you go right first it is a little more challenging cause u are climbing and if you go left first it is a steady climb but subtle.

Absolutely love this hike. Love going to the end and seeing the old sanatorium and the hotel camp. Very easy hike. The Spring is not Dripping but still very pretty and interesting to see history in the mountains.

Easy hike. The lodge was interesting.Wind can make it a little more difficult.

Great up and down easy. Blue sky everywhere!

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