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Soledad Canyon

Whether you call yourself a hiker or not, most likely, you have been to the waterfall in the Soledad Canyon/Bar Canyon day use area.

This is an easy hike that most hikers can handle.

The weather forecast says it's going to be sunny. So, no worries about getting rained on. That's the up side of the desert, which you can count on most of the time.

Bring at least 3 liters of water, sunscreen, hat, and snacks.

DISTANCE is about 4 mi. round-trip

ELEVATION GAIN is ~500'.

FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!

DURATION: Finish by late morning.

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 beginner/intermediate.

TERRAIN maintained trail.

WEATHER is sunny and hot. It is going to be in the higher 90s as high. So, bring plenty of drinking water

AFTERWARDS LUNCH with alcohol to wash it down? Anyone?

MEET for carpool at:

Las Cruces: 8:00 am, in/outside Milagro Coffee at Pan Am Plaza. GPS: [masked]°N,[masked]°W (see on Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, USGS topo map)

Soledad Canyon Day Use Area trail head: 8:20 am. GPS: [masked]°N,[masked]°W (see on Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, USGS topo map)

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  • Tonya O.

    Had a great time! Thank you everyone. Happy 4th of July.

    1 · July 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I found a tan hat in my truck. If it's yours, you can message me thru the meetup website. Alternatively, I will be hiking A mt this evening 1 jul.

    July 1, 2014

  • Joe

    Great hike. Thanks to all

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • renee s.

    Thanks Steve. Good hike. Nice to see new faces and reconnect with others.

    June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    good weather, good trail and good company- good times! Enjoyed the hike this morning. Posted some pix for your entertainment. Happy trails... see you next time.

    2 · June 28, 2014

  • Tammy L.

    Awesome! Husband and I met great peeps and enjoyed our first of many hikes in Cruces!

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the wonderful hike we all enjoyed it.

    2 · June 28, 2014

  • Michele

    Sorry couldn't make it -- been battling household chaos all morning! Could not change my RSVP on the site.

    June 28, 2014

  • Tammy L.

    Hope to make it on time. Running furst

    June 28, 2014

  • Michele

    Hi, all- We will meet you at the trailhead parking lot.

    June 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait for the hike tomorrow we will meet you all at the soledad parking lot.

    June 27, 2014

  • Schuhchen G.

    Dear Carol,
    It will be lovely if you pick me up at Starbucks tomorrow. I did not get your message, and I don't know why. I am glad you wrote back. Soon you soon :).

    June 27, 2014

  • steven

    Daniela yes you can.
    Tammy the hike is in Las Cruces

    June 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I meet at Soledad Canyon parking lot?

    June 27, 2014

  • Tammy L.

    Wish I could go!! Next time. How far is this from Cruces?

    June 27, 2014

  • Carol

    Schuhchen thought I was picking you up at Starbucks on Redd rd. at 7. A little confused. Do I NOT stop by there.

    June 27, 2014

  • Schuhchen G.

    Anybody from El Paso could give me a ride? I am by Walmart on Resler :)

    June 27, 2014

  • Greg L.

    Hopefully someone will post pictures of the hike :)

    June 25, 2014

  • steven

    yes

    June 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks

      June 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it OK to bring kids on the hike? Thanks

    June 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope you do this one again so I can go. I have never been there!

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Yubao

    If you are one of the more capable hikers that want to have a better workout, bring a watermelon to the waterfall to share with the group. Like Alex did on the Monticello hike. Just tossing up some idea for you guys. Hehehe...

    1 · June 23, 2014

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