Organ Mountain

This is a one-way trail of six miles, which will take you to the Baylor Canyon Road on the west side of the mountains.

photo: Hiker on the Pine Tree Trail Type:
Length: 10.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: 10 miles E of Las Cruces.
States: New Mexico
Counties: Doña Ana County
Latitude: 32.37004   Longitude: -106.5604

The Aguirre Spring Campground is located on the east side of Organ Mountains, east of Las Cruces in Dona Ana County. Take U.S. 70 for 14 miles east of the I-25/U.S. 70 interchange in Las Cruces, then turn south on the Aguirre Spring Road (1.1 miles after San Augustine Pass) for six miles. At mile 4 the road becomes a one-way loop and climbs steeply.

Description

Located in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monuments, two national recreation trails start at the Aguirre Spring Campground. The Baylor Pass Trail has its eastern end at the campground. This is a one-way trail of six miles, which will take you to the Baylor Canyon Road on the west side of the mountains. The Pine Tree Trail is a four-mile loop that climbs to the base of the Organ Needles, in Ponderosa Pine habitat. Both trails provide spectacular views of the Organ Mountains and the Tularosa Basin. The Baylor Pass Trail is open to hiking and equestrian use. The Pine Tree Trail is open to hiking only.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1971

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Other:
Las Cruces District Office
1800 Marquess St.
Las Cruces , NM 88005
(505) 525-4300
http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/recreation/las_cruces/aguirre_spring_campg

 

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