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Posted on: May 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Hiking Trails in the Southwest


The Parks and Recreation Department will host free hiking and walking events twice a week for families and friends to take part in.

Hiking Trails in the Southwest will be Wednesdays and Saturdays during May and will take place at various locations. Hikes are open to beginner or experienced hikers and walkers of all ages who are interested in exploring the outdoors or want to improve their overall health and wellness by getting outside and moving.

10:30 a.m. Wednesday May 17, Dripping Springs Trail (3 miles). Meet at Dripping Springs Natural Area, 15000 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005.

9 a.m. Saturday May 20, Soledad Loop Trail (3.4 miles). Meet at 13300 Soledad Canyon Road, Las Cruces, NM 88011.

10:30 a.m. Wednesday May 24, Slot Canyon (2.5 miles). Meet at 17198 N. Valley Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88007.

9 a.m. Wednesday May 31, A Mountain (5 miles). Meet at the parking lot accessed from University Avenue and Dripping Springs Road, just east of the intersection with Sonoma Ranch Boulevard., on the west side of “A” Mountain.

Hiking Trails in the Southwest are beginner-friendly to moderate difficulty. Anyone younger than 13-years old must have a parent/guardian/adult present.

No pre-registration is needed, report to the hiking location to participate. Waivers must be signed at the site to participate.

Participants should wear sturdy shoes, sun protection, weather-appropriate clothing, and bring plenty of water.

For information, please call 575/541-2454.

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