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Massacre Peak

Massacre Peak is located northwest of Deming, NM and was a prominent landmark along the Butterfield Trail. Though the peak is relatively small elevation wise (5667') it does offer a nice little climb with some mandatory scrambling near the top to breach the cliff line that surrounds the summit plateau. The peak is named for the numerous deaths that occurred in this area during the operation of the Butterfield Trail. At one point there was a plaque on the summit that commemorated a memorial march done by 150 boy scouts, but during my visit I was not able to find it. The remains of a heliograph station are evident near the BM Massacre. 

Massacre Peak

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  • Joseph Y.

    How to pronounce Chalcedony: it is correct to say either Cal-said-a-knee or Cal-sa-doe-knee

    November 21, 2015

  • Yvonne D.

    I woke up with a massive sore throat. I don't think I should go today.

    November 21, 2015

    • Cathy

      Oh no, I started feeling sick too. Headache and sore throat so I'm staying home too, hope you feel better.

      November 21, 2015

    • Valentina

      Feel better!!! We will miss you 😞

      November 21, 2015

  • Cathy

    I'm not feeling well too. 😟

    November 21, 2015

  • gabriele

    sounds fun, looks fun. Never been there, should be fun. Do you think we would be back at the cars by lunch time? We are thinking about heading to the Pink Store in Palomas afterwards for lunch and marghis...

    November 3, 2015

    • gabriele

      just checked the map. It's still quite far from Palomas. So maybe the marghis have to wait.

      November 15, 2015

    • steven

      bring some for after the hike

      November 20, 2015

  • steven

    I WAS JUST INFORMED THAT WE WILL NEED 4WD VEHICLES.

    November 5, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi William / Lu. Do you mind if I hitch a ride with either of you? I have a small 2 seater that definitely can't make it.

      November 20, 2015

    • Lu H.

      My husband has to work tomorrow so I won't be able to drive my car. I'm riding with Yvonne and val

      November 20, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you think kids can make the hike?

    November 16, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      8 & 9

      November 17, 2015

    • steven

      its up to you, only you know your kids ability

      November 17, 2015

  • Yvonne D.

    Steve, You know my truck isn't 4 wheel drive -- do you think the high clearance factor is going to work if there aren't enough 4WD vehicles?

    November 15, 2015

    • steven

      exit 116 off i10

      November 15, 2015

    • Yvonne D.

      My truck knows how to drive off road by Cooke's Peak!!!!

      2 · November 15, 2015

  • William H.

    Steven, since I'll be coming down from Mimbres, I'll meet you at the trailhead. Where would that be? The Rest Area? - Willy

    November 4, 2015

    • steven

      meet us at exit 116 on I-10

      November 5, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    What level hike is this. Thanks

    1 · November 4, 2015

    • steven

      moderate plus I've never been there before

      November 4, 2015

  • Valentina

    Didn't you do this hike recently? The name Massacre rings a bell but I could not find it in the past hikes listing. I think I didn't make it to that one so I wanted to check out the pictures - do you recall the date?

    November 3, 2015

    • steven

      first time

      November 3, 2015

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