Achenbach Canyon Exploratory Hike

Hosted by Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club

Public group


We'll hike into Achenbach canyon and explore the surrounding peaks, caves, waterfalls, and perhaps find some hidden treasure.


Length - 5-6mi
Duration - expect 4-5 hrs
Difficulty - Moderately Strenuous
Gain - 500ft
Trail - Some off-trail, but nothing too thick
Pets - My dog had no trouble; use your discretion

3L water (or more)
Snacks (potassium, carbs, sugar)
Long Pants and Sleeves (recommended)
Sunscreen and Hat
Proper Hiking Boots/Shoes

Milagro's at 8:30am or the Achenbach trailhead by 9am.

Since Dripping and Aguirre Springs are closed and Rabbit Ears Canyon has seen a lot of us lately, we thought we'd head into Achenbach canyon to do some exploring.This is fairly last minute and we're planning on improvising on the hike itself so the objective here is just to go hike deep into the canyon and then head out after a few hours of exploring. This is a local favorite.