Great Baldy Exploratory


The hike is about 7 miles long, 3500 elevation gain, takes about 6-8 hours. Strenuous, a typical Organ Mountains hike.

The hike starts at Soledad Canyon, Bar Canyon day use area parking lot. Walk towards the waterfall; ascend the ridge on the left before reach the waterfall; traverse east along the north side of the canyon where the stream supplies water for the waterfall; climb up the scree area; turn left on the ridge and summit Great Baldy.

Steep climbing, loose scree, a far cry from a beginner hike. The organizer has read or heard other hikers' description of this hike, he has yet to do it himself. That naturally adds a lot of uncertainty to the hike. Experienced hikers only. Experienced hikers with adventurous spirit, that is.

Meet us 0730 at Milagro Coffee, or 0800 at Soledad Canyon day use area parking lot.