Mar 8, 2008 · 8:00 AM
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There is a hike at Mt. Cristo Rey again. It's organized through the Mt. Cristo Rey group. Copied from El Paso Scene: Mount Cristo Rey: Hike Through Time -- A hike with presentations on Mount Cristo Rey, local history and environment begins is offered Saturday, March 8, at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M. Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $5 ($2 for children) donation requested for the Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee. Information: 542-1422. No reservation is required. Hikers may begin the hike from 8 to 9 a.m. Presentations will be available at the trailhead, midway and at the summit. The hike is sponsored by Celebration of Our Mountains and El Paso Scene. Hike leader is Randy Limbird, editor and publisher of El Paso Scene. Security is provided. The 5-mile hike is easy to moderate, and is suitable for all ages. Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead to Mt. Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273). Directions: To get there: Take 1-10 to Sunland Park exit, go west to Doniphan, turn south, then west on Racetrack Drive. Cross the Rio Grande bridge, then turn south on McNutt Road (Hwy 273). Go about 1 mile and turn right on road leading to the Mt. Cristo Rey parking lot. Unpaved road to the parking lot.