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Massacre Peak
Massacre Peak is located northwest of Deming, NM and was a prominent landmark along the Butterfield Trail. Though the peak is relatively small elevation wise (5667') it does offer a nice little climb with some mandatory scrambling near the top to breach the cliff line that surrounds the summit plateau. The peak is named for the numerous deaths that occurred in this area during the operation of the Butterfield Trail. At one point there was a plaque on the summit that commemorated a memorial march done by 150 boy scouts, but during my visit I was not able to find it. The remains of a heliograph station are evident near the BM Massacre.

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3800 West Picacho Avenue · Las Cruces, NM

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