Las Cruces Dam stroll

Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club
Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club
Public group
Location image of event venue


With Daylight Savings Time ending, it's unfortunately too dark to continue hiking Picacho Peak/elsewhere. But, there is enough light to keep doing something. The Las Cruces Dam, running north to south from Del Rey Boulevard to East Lohman, is a frequently used walking path in the city that, unlike other walking paths, is sufficiently away from any motor routes.

This is MUCH, MUCH easier than the Turtles & ice cream hikes we had been doing this summer. To make sure you have a workout, I recommend carrying weights, be them dumbbells, rocks in your backpack, or foot/hand weights. I don't think running would be a good idea, but it'd be nice to aim for a brisk pace at 3.5–4 mi/hour.

Started at 6 pm and probably finishing around 8, we'll have a great view of the sunset on the Organ Mountains.

Please bring a flashlight!

DISTANCE is 5.3 mi round-trip.

ELEVATION GAIN is zero, unfortunately

FEES: None.

DURATION: under 2 hours.

PET FRIENDLY? Yes. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a proper leash), and if you'd like to unleash, ask others before you do so.

SKILL LEVEL is unbelievably beginner friendly. Please find a way to make it more difficult (weights, etc)!

TERRAIN sandy/rocky path.


AFTERWARDS we'll probably get dinner and/or drinks.

MEET at:

Las Cruces: 6:00 pm, south end of Las Cruces Dam near East Lohman Ave. See map (OpenStreetMap ( or Google Maps (,-106.741609&hl=en&ll=32.317004,-106.740659&spn=0.003863,0.003026&sll=34.166233,-106.026069&sspn=15.464957,12.392578&t=m&z=18)).