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That Dam stroll

  • Nov 4, 2014 · 6:00 PM

The Las Cruces Dam, running north to south from Del Rey Boulevard to East Lohman, is frequently used as a walking path in the city that, unlike other walking paths, is sufficiently away from any motor routes.

The dam walk is absolutely leveled, (no elevation gain/loss,) which should be pretty obvious. Otherwise, the engineers who built it had a problem.  The city light surrounding the dam is quite a view in itself, also, it makes it possible to do this hike without carrying your own light. However, hikers are encouraged to bring a light just in case.

This is an easy 5 mile hike suit for all levels of hikers. Lets come out and have some fun!



DISTANCE is 5.3 mi round-trip.

ELEVATION GAIN is absolutely zero.

FEES: None.

DURATION: under 2 hours.

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 unbelievably beginner friendly.

TERRAIN sandy/rocky path.


AFTERWARDS we may go for dinner together (Farley's anyone?).

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  • Samat

    I'll be late—please start without me.

    November 4, 2014

  • Mike H.

    Psssst... it's a levee, not a dam. :)

    1 · November 3, 2014

    • Yubao

      Baaah! 'Levee'... (yawn...) so prosaic, so dull, so boring. There's no music, no poetry in it. Listen to the sound of 'dam', rings like a bell, crystal clear. It's so grandiose, so majestic, so beautiful, so poetic! Simply mouth forming the word would lift a spirit soaring! What's the big deal if the bottom is leaking, and one side is not properly closed? Just a minor engineering problem. :)

      3 · November 4, 2014

  • Chris

    If I get out of work on time I will be there at 6:00. If I am not there by 6:00, please leave without me.

    November 2, 2014

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