Hiking

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We offer hikes for all levels. Rating levels and entry hikes have been established to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all the hikers. 

Hiking Days & Times

Hikes typically depart in the mornings. Return time is dependent on hike distance and location.

Registration & Fees

Registration and payment for hikes will be held the first Monday of each month at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center. Fees vary according to hike location but typically range from $5 to $20.

Upcoming Hikes

Hike Registration: Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W Bell Avenue


Date: March 5

Destination:  Robledo Slot, Las Cruces, NM

Description:  Easy 4.0 miles round-trip. This is a local hike, pack a lunch, snacks plus two liters of water. Departing Meerscheidt Recreation Center at 7:00 am, return time 1:00 p.m. 

Cost:$10.00


Date:  March 12

Destination:  Alamo Canyon Loop, Alamogordo, NM

Description: Moderate+ 5.4 mile loop.  Up to 1,200 feet of elevation gain.  Some slippery footing and small obstacles. Departing Meerscheidt Recreation Center at 8:00 am, pack a lunch and at least one liter of water, no guaranteed return time. 

Cost:$10.00


Date: March 19

Destination:  Buckle Bar Canyon Exploratory, Las Cruces, NM

Description:  Moderate+ ability level.  This is a local hike, pack a lunch, snacks plus two liters of water. Departing Meerscheidt Recreation Center at 7:00 am, return time 2:00 p.m. 

Cost: $10.00 


mtn 3For additional information, please contact Recreation Programs at 575/541-2455.