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Rough and Ready hike

The area is behind Picacho Mountain – south west of the Robledo Mountains. It’s a small range of volcanic hills about 15 miles west of Las Cruces in Dona Ana County. It is BLM land accessible by a well-maintained county road that passes through the Corralitos Ranch. It is well known for rock climbing the deposits of rhyolite tuffs and flows.

The hike is about 3 miles, takes about 3 hours, with about 600 feet of climbing. Besides that part of the hike is off trail, desert terrain traverse, it is a beginner level hike. So, if you can call yourself a hiker, you can probably do this hike. 

Meet us at Fairacres Post Office at 8:00am.


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  • Carol B.

    Nine people and two dogs enjoyed a nice hike on a beautiful morning.

    March 9, 2014

  • Sheryl H.

    Daylight savings time. More time to hike, right?

    March 9, 2014

  • jody M.

    From the description I'm assuming that this location is car accessible is that correct? I have a small passenger car with low clearance.

    March 6, 2014

    • Sheryl H.

      Hi Jody. We usually meet at Fair Acres Post Office. Then everyone jumps in with high profile vehicles.

      March 6, 2014

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