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Anthony's Nose, from NM404 → Aztec Caves

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Cross-post w/ the El Paso Hiking Meetup. (

This is the most difficult hike in the Las Cruces–El Paso area. If you don't already know what you're getting into, please avoid signing up! You will need over 2 gallons of water, lunch, and sufficient snacks.

We need to know whether you are attending by Thursday, Apr 24 to figure out carpooling.

DISTANCE is ~ 8 mi point-to-point.

ELEVATION GAIN is ~2500 ft gained.

FEES: $5/person. Federal Lands Passes are not accepted, but Texas State Parks passes are. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!

DURATION: Finish by late afternoon.

PET FRIENDLY? No, unless your pet has wings.

SKILL LEVEL is *NOT* beginner friendly. No whiners!

TERRAIN is almost all off-trail and terrible. Loose rocks, spiky plants, and other misery.


AFTERWARDS we may get dinner somewhere.

MEET for carpool at:

• Las Cruces: 5:15 am, in/outside Milagro Coffee at Pan Am Plaza. Open at 6:30 am on the weekends, the coffee, breakfast burritos, and bagels (fresh on the weekends) are all good here. GPS: 32.287339°N, 106.745122°W (see on Google Maps (,-106.745122&z=18), OpenStreetMap (, USGS topo map (,-106.745122&marker0=32.287339,-106.745122&z=18))
• El Paso: 6:00 am, Franklin Mountains Tom Mays unit, Aztec Caves parking area. GPS: 31.9281°N, 106.5093°W (see on Google Maps (,-106.5093&z=15), OpenStreetMap (, USGS topo map (,-106.5093&marker0=31.9281,-106.5093&z=15))
NMSU Pan Am Center Parking lot
1810 East University · Las Cruces, NM
How to find us

Near the NM Park & Ride stop. See description for more details.

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