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Tonuco Mountain

What:   Hiking to the top of Tonuco Mountain
Meeting Place: 
Meeting Time:  8AM, we will leave promptly at 8:15 AM

Difficulty:  moderate
Length:  6 miles
Type:  off trail, it will be a loop hike
Hiking time:  5-6 hours
Bring:  Plenty of water, snacks, sunblock, hat, Sack Lunch to eat on top
Contact person:  Steve Kreitner[masked]

Other:  We will see a stunning canyon with colorful rocks, an old mining area, and a superb view from the top of  the mountain.
This hike is described in Greg Magee's book Day Hikes and Nature Walks in the El Paso-Las Cruces Area.

This hike is off trail, bring good boots and trekking poles. The weather will be hot this Saturday (80 °F), so also bring more than enough water and sunblock. Lots of interesting rocks, petroglpyhs, etc in the area.


More information:

Tunuco Mountain on SummitPost

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  • Sheryl H.

    Hike was great. Enjoyed all the rock colors and formations, even more so when wet. Thanks to sll for a fun time. Luv Steve's Sunday hikes.

    November 17, 2014

  • Joseph Y.

    The photos are still uploading to Flickr. Most of them are up, and by the time anyone sees this, they all should be there.

    November 16, 2014

  • Kefaya

    Hey guys, are you going to party at High Desert after?

    November 16, 2014

    • steven

      not tonight, sorry should have come on the hike we had a great time.

      November 16, 2014

    • Kefaya

      I could imagine Steven but I had load of work to do. I will join next weekend as I will have a whole week off :)

      November 16, 2014

  • Andreas

    please leave without me.
    I was waiting at MIlagros.
    Sorry I don't have a smart phone and couldn't check.

    November 16, 2014

  • Patti

    Do we need high clearance vehicles for this hike?

    November 12, 2014

    • Samat

      Short answer: no

      November 15, 2014

  • Joseph Y.

    Here is a photo for those not yet familiar with this mountain

    November 5, 2014

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