Hike the Lower Sunset Trail

7 Miles Round Trip - 1043 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

31.914552,-106.521645 - Search Nearby - Added by Jean-Claude Linossi

Long, challenging trail with very good views of the Franklin Mountains and the Rio Grande Valley.

I have hiked this trail several times but only in sections since it is so long. You can start from either the south parking or the north parking lot. I'd suggest leaving a car at both if possible so you can hike point-to-point if you want a shorter, 3.5 mile hike. The trail has very good views of the surrounding areas and has many beautiful wildflowers during the summer. Be aware that bikers use this trail a lot.


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly


7 Miles
1043 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces KOA

Alamogordo, New Mexico

Alamogordo / White Sands KOA

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