Rough and Ready hike


The area is part of the Organ Mountains and Desert Peaks National Monument now. Lets celebrate that by hiking there!

Rough and Ready is behind Picacho Mountain – south west of the Robledo Mountains. It’s a small range of volcanic hills about 15 miles west of Las Cruces in Dona Ana County. It is accessible by a well-maintained county road that passes through the Corralitos Ranch. It is well known for rock climbing the deposits of rhyolite tuffs and flows.

The hike is about 3 miles, takes about 3 hours, with about 600 feet of climbing. Besides that part of the hike is off trail, desert terrain traverse, it is a beginner level hike. So, if you can call yourself a hiker, you can probably do this hike.

Meet us at Fairacres Post Office at 8:00am.