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55 mi 89 km of trail 0 Recommended Routes

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Gems in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks - 3

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gem Favorite Van Patten's Dripping Springs Resort was originally built in the 1870's.

Van Patten's Dripping Springs Resort Ruins

(4) White S…, NM
gem Favorite While in a designated wilderness area, Pena Blanca is still accessed by vehicles on a jeep road.

Pena Blanca

(3) Mesquite, NM
gem Favorite Some of the La Cueva Rocks

La Cueva

(4) White S…, NM

Trails in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks - 14

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4.2 mi 6.7 km #1Pine Tree Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
White Sands, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
White Sands, NM 22 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #2Organ Needle Trail
Very Difficult
Las Cruces, NM
Very Difficult
Las Cruces, NM
5.4 mi 8.6 km #3Baylor Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
White Sands, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
White Sands, NM 10 
1.6 mi 2.6 km #4Dripping Springs Trail
Intermediate
White Sands, NM
Intermediate
White Sands, NM 11 
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Soledad Canyon Trail
Intermediate
University Park, NM
Intermediate
University Park, NM
2.0 mi 3.1 km #6Cuates (Mars) Canyon and Rim Route
Difficult
University Park, NM
Difficult
University Park, NM
3.9 mi 6.3 km #7La Maria Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Las Cruces, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Las Cruces, NM
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Crawford Trail
Intermediate
White Sands, NM
Intermediate
White Sands, NM
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Filmore Canyon Trail
Intermediate
White Sands, NM
Intermediate
White Sands, NM
30.7 mi 49.4 km #10Sierra Vista Trail
Intermediate
Las Cruces, NM
Intermediate
Las Cruces, NM
1.0 mi 1.6 km #11La Cueva Trail
Easy/Intermediate
White Sands, NM
Easy/Intermediate
White Sands, NM
0.2 mi 0.4 km #12Ridge Access Trail
Difficult
White Sands, NM
Difficult
White Sands, NM
0.2 mi 0.4 km #13Rocks Above La Cueva Spur Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
White Sands, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
White Sands, NM
0.6 mi 1.0 km #14La Maria Shortcut
Intermediate
University Park, NM
Intermediate
University Park, NM

Photos of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks - 154

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A view from Organ Needle of Dripping Springs Natural Area with Las Cruces in the background, upper right
Nov 9, 2017 near White S…, NM
Pine Tree Trail
Dec 10, 2017 near White S…, NM
The morning light filtering around the side of La Cueva
Nov 9, 2017 near White S…, NM
The Wedge from the Organ Needle Peak.
Dec 30, 2017 near White S…, NM
A view from Organ Needle towards White Sands Missile Range; White Sands Nat'l Monument can be seen at the upper left
Nov 9, 2017 near White S…, NM
A cloudy view from the top of Dark Canyon - the narrow canyon only gets a few hours of sunlight each day, hence the name.
Dec 30, 2017 near White S…, NM
Looking east from the trail.
Mar 24, 2020 near Mesquite, NM
Stunning views of Pena Blanca are abundant from the Sierra Vista Trail.
Dec 28, 2016 near Mesquite, NM