Hike through Valles Canyon into Broad Canyon. Lots of petroglyphs on the canyon walls.
This is a cross-post w/ the El Paso Ridgewalkers—sorry on the late notice!
DISTANCE is 8–10 mi round-trip.
ELEVATION GAIN is ~500 ft or less.
FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!
DURATION: Should finish by mid to late afternoon.
PET FRIENDLY? Yes. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a leash).
SKILL LEVEL is NOT beginner friendly. No whiners!
TERRAIN is desert/prairie, ½ of our route will be off-trail.
WEATHER is clear.
AFTERWARDS we may get late lunch. Details TBA.
MEET for carpool at:
Las Cruces: 7:30 am, in/outside Milagro Coffee at Pan Am Plaza. See map (OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?node=630424392) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=32.287422,-106.745166&aq=&sll=32.304328,-106.770802&sspn=0.057166,0.086174&ie=UTF8&ll=32.28755,-106.745288&spn=0.014929,0.021544&t=h&z=16)). Leaving at 7:30 sharp—please get your bagels/coffee (I recommend the green chile bagels from Milagro) before! El Paso: 7:00 am, I-10 and Transmountain Road Shell. Meet and park at the gravel parking lot to the west of the gas station. See map (OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=31.907703&mlon=-106.581483&zoom=18&layers=M) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=31.907703,-106.581483&aq=&sll=31.907128,-106.581379&sspn=0.001874,0.001261&ie=UTF8&ll=31.9077,-106.581931&spn=0.001874,0.002693&t=h&z=19)). The El Paso Ridgewalkers are meeting here and leaving at 7:15 sharp! Las Cruces: 7:45 am, at Interstate 10 exit 132 (Las Cruces Airport). MORE information:
GPS track of Valles Canyon (http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=ukabouluhvkhxkpf) (this won't be our full route)