Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, Las Cruces

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The Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument is a United States National Monument in the state of New Mexico, managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System.

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  • This is such a gorgeous area and very close to Las Cruces. Stop at the ranger station for hiking maps, and then begin walking with plenty of water and snacks. Some trails are not clearly marked, and.....  more »
  • Went to Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument for a short visit. We went to the visitor center and talked with the Ranger on duty who informed us that it is a 2 mile round-trip hike to the.....  more »
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  • How had I never heard of this? Going into these mountains was like entering another world. Loved everything about it. The climb to the top of Organ Needle is a beast. Highly recommend starting very early, if you’re trying to get to the top. We hiked in & camped at the base of the peak. Pretty much all dry from what I could tell, so carry in plenty of water!
  • The Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument is extensive and offers a wide variety of terrain to the visitor. The most visited part, Dripping Springs, in the Organ Mountains offers a pleasant, easy hike up to an abandoned TB sanitarium. In dry periods, which is most of the time, the springs themselves are hardly to be seen. After a big rainfall, usually in the summer, a magnificent waterfall runs behind the old sanitarium. A variety of desert plants and animals, especially birds, are also found here. Some are found only in these mountains. Hiking opportunities are also found at Soledad Canyon, the Rabbit Ears and Aguirre Springs on the east side of the mountains as well as at other parts of the monument away from the mountains. Camping is available at Aguirre Springs. Reservations are needed from late spring through early fall.

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