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La Llorona trail stroll along the Rio Grande

The La Llorona trail is a flat, gravel-bed trail along the Rio Grande. The portion we'll be hiking starts at La Llorona Park, and goes south to/past the I-10 overpass. The plan is to walk the trail for an hour and then turn around and head back to the cars. We should get 5-6 miles in. 


This trail is completely flat (i.e. easy), and please bring a flashlight (I don't plan on using them but it can't hurt to be prepared).

DISTANCE: ~5-6 mi, out and back.

ELEVATION GAIN: zero

FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!

DURATION: 2 hours. Should finish by 8:00pm.

PET FRIENDLY? Yes. Have a way to restrain your dog. (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: beginner friendly. 

TERRAIN: paved asphalt trail as well as a sections of gravel-bed trail.

WEATHER: TBD. See the NWS report for the trailhead.

OPTIONAL AFTERWARDS: Decide during hike


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  • Kenny J.

    Running late

    February 14

  • Yvonne D.

    I might be a few minutes late.

    February 14

  • stephen

    Thanks Joseph. I a member of the alignment subcommittee for the Rio Grande Trail and want the trail to hit significant historical zones and cool places to stay. I used to live in Old Mesilla and will be doing the trail segment next from Sunland Park to Radium Springs along likely routes.

    February 13

  • stephen

    Can the stroll take a side trip loop to old Mesilla in future trips just for fun? Can it even be done? Just saying a mix could be fun. Also is there a place to get water from a fountain or restroom facilities along the way.

    1 · February 13

    • Kenny J.

      You can always suggest a new meetup, but the Tuesday hikes will not be strolling through mesilla any time soon. As for bathrooms and drinking fountains, only at the beginning and end point (the parking lot we start in)

      February 13

    • Joseph Y.

      I checked, it is 5.3 miles from the trailhead to Calle del Norte to the Mesilla Plaza, making for a 10.6 mile roundtrip. So it can be done, but not in 2 hours. There are restrooms at the Mesilla Valley Bosque state park, which is 3.7 miles, but the park closes at 4:30 PM.

      1 · February 13

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