In and out of the canyon is relatively easy, difficult is moderate if you climb up the canyon and hike down the ridgeline.
DISTANCE is ~4 mi round-trip.
ELEVATION GAIN is TBA.
FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!
DURATION: Finish by lunch.
PET FRIENDLY? Yes, if you don't climb. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a leash).
SKILL LEVEL easy
TERRAIN includes sand, rock, and an ankle-high crossing of the Rio Grande. If you have water shoes, bring them, there is probity no water.
WEATHER should be clear.
Las Cruces: 8:30 am, K-Mart parking lot on North Main/US 70 and Del Rey, near Shell. See map (OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.35083&mlon=-106.76538&zoom=17&layers=M) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=32.35083,-106.76538&aq=&sll=32.2563,-106.7&sspn=0.015497,0.018582&ie=UTF8&ll=32.351135,-106.768591&spn=0.00774,0.01502&t=h&z=17)).