Explore the most popular views 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.

First time here and it couldn’t have been better! Easy enough my wife and mother finished it, yet challenging enough that my cousin and I were able to enjoy it. We went at two different paces which makes it great for all levels of experience.

on Achenbach Canyon Trail

6 days 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!

Great well maintained Park Service trail with benches even. Easy walking and good footing. Great views and vegetation

hiking
12 days ago

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

Fun pretty hike but no "trail" as shown. 1st 1 1/2 mi. IS the "Ridgline Trail". Then bushwacking down one canyon and up another then bushwack up the canyon wall to the jeep trail then some jeep trails and some canyon bushwacking. The All Trails route is a nice doable route with the GPS and topos but no trail

hiking
19 days ago

Great two hour hike in late afternoon.

hiking
24 days 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.

Very tough, physically demanding...not for the inexperienced. But totally worth it!!!

awesome trail, close to town ! a banger

1 month ago

Good, challenging hike! I would rate harder than moderate.....

hiking
1 month ago

great hike

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with lots of shade.

nature trips
1 month 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

Great hiking trail. Straight up, crazy trail

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
2 months ago

An amazing but strenuous hike!! It took us about 10 hours round trip, with lots of resting and relaxing up at the top. It is definitely physically demanding on the way up and especially on the way down. We got lost/off trail a few times but made it back down. Follow the trail markers and make mental notes on the way up so you remember how to get back down with limited bushwhacking and scrambling. I’d advise wearing pants for sure and taking about a gallon of water each person and food/snacks. Be careful of rattlesnakes and stinging metal. The views are amazing and definitely worth the endurance.

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

Starting out on the Sierra Vista Trail, we soon veered off and headed for the mountains. Scrambling up the slopes was tricky and hiking sticks might be a good help here. We aimed for the rim where vegetation was thinner and easier to maneuver. Almost 3 hours to the top, return on the same route.
Three stars only because there is no real trail and you bushwhack your way up there.

hiking
2 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.

Awesome, challenging hike. I did this back in March. Took me 5 hrs round trip, but I’d plan for an all day hike and pack accordingly. On the first third of the ascent, At approximately 32.339365 N, and 106.584949 W, there is a fork in the trail, and they both look good. Take the right fork (steer towards the large boulder up ahead). This will save you a lot of bushwhacking or backtracking. After the first third to half of the ascent, the trail is easier to follow. Wear pants.

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