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Beautiful hike once you get past the barbed wire private land. Waterfall is a great payoff.

hiking
15 hours ago

My roommate and I decided we would climb the needle over spring break. We don't have any experience in hiking or climbing but we made it to the saddle in 4 hours and it took another hour to figure it out how to get to the very top. The trail is not easy to follow and coming back down is the hardest part. We got lost for 2 hours and finally found a trail to climb back down. We started at 9am and finished at about 7pm. Bring at least a gallon of water for each person and food!
Totally worth it!!
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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.

Baylor Canyon Pass trail tops my list of trails in the Las Cruces area. With inspiring views, peaceful silence, wildlife, and a well maintained yet rugged trail, you can't go wrong.

fun trail

mountain biking
2 days ago

Fun and flowy. Great open space for dogs.

Amazing trail for visiting during the sunset, a must see trail in Albuquerque

Very nice trail. I went in may and there was still snow up top. It was more difficult than expected, once you've reached what you think is the top.... You're half way there! Absolutely worth it though.

hiking
3 days ago

We didn't end up doing the trail, lots of keep out signs and an aggressive dog, not sure it's meant to be open to the public.