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Rabbit Ears Massif - Organ Mountains

A strenuous hike even by Organ Mountain standards that will require short stretches of exposed, steep scrambling just before the summit. As with any high-desert hike, dress appropriately with long sleeves and pants, sun protection, gloves may come in handy, and plenty of water (5L) and salty snacks to replenish your electrolytes.

This is a "Celebration of Our Mountains" event that will allow those of you looking for an adventure to stand atop the Rabbit Ears Massif!

This hike is approximately 7 miles round trip with about 3,000' of elevation gain; it will take approximately 8 hours. 

Plan to meet at K-Mart at 7:30am for carpooling or at the trailhead at 8:00am. If you don't plan to carpool, please let us know (via comments below or call/text).

From Baylor Canyon Road, we will take the entrance of the jeep road headed for Topp Hut and park right at the entrance. We will pass the mine site, cross over Northeast to the entrance of the Rabbit Ears Canyon. Take the canyon all the way up to the saddle between South Rabbit Ear and Rabbit Ears Massif. We will summit Rabbit Ears Massif.

The Rabbit Ears Canyon is one of the most beautiful canyons in the Organs, straight shot up rock cliffs, jagged and threatening, with variety of rock formations and hues of color resulting from different mineral components. Huge sections of the arroyo bed are simple granite rock, solid and clean, an ideal terrain for canyon lovers.

This particular time, in the Rabbit Ears Canyon, waterfalls are laughing, wildflowers are blooming.

This hike involves plenty of bouldering, small waterfall climbing and bedrock scrambling. It demands agility, full body strength, and mental focus. To some hikers who like canyoneering, this could be a much enjoyable, fun outing, much easier of a hike than other Organ peaks, like the South Rabbit Ear or the Organ Needle. However, to others who are not comfortable with steep canyon ascending or descending, they may find it to be a quite difficult adventure. The hike will be different for every hiker.

Please use the comments section below for any questions.

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  • Carol B.

    Ten people and two dogs hiked into Rabbit Ears Canyon. Seven people and two dogs made it to the top of the Massif. There was water flowing in the canyon. It was a beautiful day to be out hiking.

    1 · October 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Help - you folks lost me. Iust have missed something coming down. I think I'm way over to a north vally. Doesn't
    T look fAmilR and it' hard gonn. Down. Think I mYbe lost.

    October 4, 2014

    • Pauline M.

      whew. Packing my whistle for tomorrow

      October 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the update Ryan. Happy trails!

      1 · October 4, 2014

  • Robert H.

    James could we have a phone #. Robert H is still in the area @[masked]

    October 4, 2014

    • Ryan C.

      FYI onlookers: James made it out.

      1 · October 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I at the K-mart parking lot but don't see anyone here. I don't know how to get to the trail start. Is anyone planning to meet at K-mart?

    October 4, 2014

  • Ryan C.

    Just a note: On the previous Rabbit Ears hike everyone had a blast, so please stick to your RSVPs if possible. I know it's early to wake up on a Saturday, but I strongly believe you'll have a great time (particularly newcomers!). Also, if you want to wear expensive clothing, I must caution you that it is possible that you'll have to hike through short stretches of terrain where branches or cactus may touch you; as they are unfriendly plants, they may scratch, tear, or poke a hole in your attire. You're welcome to hike in a tuxedo or dress tomorrow, I don't care as long as you're prepared for the elements, comfortable, and functional; BUT use your discretion.

    2 · October 3, 2014

  • Robert H.

    I will meet at Starbucks El Paso at 7:00 am

    October 3, 2014

  • Pauline M.

    I will be unable to make hike tomorrow due to problems with house repairs. Next time

    October 3, 2014

    • Ryan C.

      Sorry to hear. Can you update your RSVP please?

      October 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where in the parking lot are folks going to meet up at tomorrow, and how will I be able to identify anyone in the group?

    October 3, 2014

    • Samat

      Northeast corner of the parking lot, near Shell.

      October 3, 2014

    • Ryan C.

      You'll be able to identify us pretty easily: we'll be dressed like hikers and looking around for newcomers.

      2 · October 3, 2014

  • Ryan

    Sorry to retract my RSVP. Had some work issues come up and I don't believe I will be able to make it. Enjoy the hike!

    1 · October 1, 2014

  • Rosario R.

    I have to wait for the next Rabbit Ears Massif hike

    October 1, 2014

  • Gus

    Sorry folks I'm dropping, got an offer to shoot photos at the balloon festival this weekend :)...gotta earn that cheddar!

    September 29, 2014

    • Pauline M.

      Congrats Gus. I hope I get to see the photos

      September 30, 2014

    • Pauline M.

      See you on the trails

      September 30, 2014

  • Carol B.

    El Paso hikers may meet at Starbucks-Redd Road and I-10 at 7 am to carpool. We will meet the Jornado hikers at the trail head at 8 am.

    September 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I carpool with someone? Just moved to town....no car yet :)

    September 10, 2014

    • Yubao

      The group always carpool from the meetup place. Occasionally a convenient pick up for somebody who has difficulty to get to the meetup place occurs.

      1 · September 10, 2014

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