Hike to West Cottonwood Springs Trail

1.6 Miles Round Trip - 781 ft gain - Out-and-Back 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.

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Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Details

1.6 Miles
781 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces KOA

Sunspot, New Mexico

Slide Group Area

Alamogordo, New Mexico

Alamogordo / White Sands KOA

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