Rabbit Ear South: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club
Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club
Public group

Kmart Parking Lot

Hwy 70 & Telshor Blvd Take I-25, Exit 6 · Las Cruces, NM

How to find us

I'll be wearing a bright orange jacket.

Location image of event venue


Hike from Baylor Canyon Road to Rabbit Ear South.

The Plan:

Meet at Kmart 7:30. Split to trailhead 7:35 sharp. Regroup and hike out by 8:00.

We will hike from BCR along a jeep road to Topp rock hut, stop and adjust packs then take a group pic. We will then head up Rabbit Ears Canyon, taking a few needed breaks along the way... After passing through the Canyon, we make a short scramble up some rocks and boulders, then proceed to the summit. We will have a nice lunch here, then carefully make our way back down the same way out.

Skill Level: Intermediate. No advanced climbing involved, but you must have some agility and strength to get over boulders and rocks. There will be some scrambling involved here too.

Time: Approximately 9hrs. Quick-ish pace because of the sunlight situation.

We will take some good water breaks to soak up the views, and enjoy the peace of the mountains. We will also take a nice lunch break on the summit. (I feel it has some of the best views in the area.)

Equipment: Good hiking shoes, boots or trail runners. Please no casual athletic type shoes unless you're really sure of em'. It wastes lots of precious time picking out stickers and making duct tape repairs. Seen it happen, but I won't mention any names, wink wink. Also for your safety, pack a good rain/wind jacket and proper insulating gear. Remember, it's still winter, and it can get cold, windy, and wet up in the mountains. No cotton if you can because the sweat takes to long to dry and it will chill you to the bone. Headlamps are always good to have in wintertime too.

( I'm bringing two radios, plus some climbing gear for a short rappel.)

Doggies: This is not a dog friendly hike.