The area is part of the Organ Mountains and Desert Peaks National Monument now. Lets celebrate that by hiking there!
Rough and Ready 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 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.