Hike to West Cottonwood Springs Trail

31.916446,-106.508771 - Search Nearby - Added by Jean-Claude Linossi

Scenic hike up the mountain side to a spring in the desert surrounded by cottonwood trees. Very nice views of the mountains and the valley.

Start your hike from the west cottonwood trail parking lot and ascend through some nice desert vegetation. The trail is rather rocky and has lots of loose rocks so step carefully. You'll pass by the old copper mine and then proceeded up the steep arroyo to the spring and cottonwood trees for very good views. To get back to the trailhead, you can loop onto the Agave Loop Trail for a 1.9 mile loop or head back the way you came for a 1.6 mile out-and-back.


1.6 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

781 ft Gain




Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

Nearby Lodging

Las Cruces KOA

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Alamogordo / White Sands KOA

Alamogordo, New Mexico

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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