Explore the most popular walking 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.

2 days ago

Great hike, make sure you have 5 dollars exactly to pay for parking at the station, it has to be left in an envelope. It's very easy to get off the trail, so pay attention.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

1 month 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

1 month ago

Great two hour hike in late afternoon.

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

great hike

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

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.

3 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.

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