This is a local hike to an overlook above the Space Museum near Alamogordo. It is about 4.5 miles and 1500' round trip. Not a long hike, but expect seasonable temps. It uses a dirt road, but it is rough. A nice evening hike taking about 2 to 3 hours. We can meet at the location, and car pool to the trail head, or I can give directions to the trailhead.
Remember to bring a poncho, in case of rain. The part near the peak and on the ridge is not long, so you don't have to be super concerned with lightning. No more than on the A trail and Ortega Peak.