Great hike up a peak very close to Las Cruces, NM with great views of the surrounding area.

This is a somewhat strenuous hike up Picacho Mountain. The trail is 3 miles round trip and has an elevation gain of 1200 ft. Great views from the top and also many cacti species can be seen along the trail.

Pack List

  • Good hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks 
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Walking stick
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RT Distance 3 Miles
Elevation Gain 1200 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Advanced
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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