Hike the Lower Sunset 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.

Distance

7 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1043 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Las Cruces KOA

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Alamogordo / White Sands KOA

Alamogordo, New Mexico

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