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We will park at The Bar Canyon Day Use Area, and head for Shark Tooth. The round trip is totaled about 4 miles with 2350 ft elevation gain. It is largely off trail; the route is very steep and with loose scree. We are talking about approximately 2000 feet elevation gain in about a mile distance.So, scrambling is expected.
The hike will take about 4 hours.
The Bar Canyon Day Use Area is located on the west side of the Organ Mountains, 10 miles east of Las Cruces. From Exit 1 on Interstate 25, take University Avenue/Dripping Springs Road east for about 4.5 miles, then turn right on the Soledad Canyon Road. That road will turn east in a mile; follow it all the way to the end.
Bring an extra layer of clothing just in case. Minimum two liters of drinking water. Some cold leftover turkey might even taste better than the day before. I am just saying...