• Early Bird Two Hour Hike
    This is mid-of-week two hour early morning hike. The intention is to do a variety of hikes. We will pick an established trail, park at the trail head, start hiking. Once the clock hits an hour, we will turn around and return to the hike. We will try to hit the trail head by 7:00 am so, by 9:00 am, it will be done. This week we will hike Sierra Vista Trail on Dripping Springs Rd. Next week, we will do a different hike, which is up for suggestion during this week's hike. Bring at least one liter of drinking water, sunscreen, snack, and of course, yourself! See you Wednesday morning 7:00 am at trailhead! If you need a ride from Milagros, please leave a message in the comments.

    Sierra Vista Trail

    Dripping Springs Road · Las Cruces, NM

  • That Dam Stroll
    This is our traditional Tuesday evening hike that starts after Daylight Savings Time ends each year, replacing the Tortugas Tuesdays Fitness Hike. The Las Cruces Dam, running north to south from Del Rey Boulevard to East Lohman, is frequently used as a walking/running/biking path in the City that, unlike other paths, is sufficiently away from any motor routes. The dam walk is absolutely level, no elevation gain/loss, which should be pretty obvious. The city light surrounding the dam is quite a view in itself; also, it makes it possible to do this hike without carrying your own light. However, hikers are encouraged to bring a light just in case. This is an easy 5-mile hike suitable for all levels of hikers. Let's come out and have some fun! DISTANCE is 5.3 mi round-trip. ELEVATION GAIN is absolutely zero. FEES: None. DURATION: under 2 hours. PET-FRIENDLY? Yes, have a way to restrain your dog, and if you'd like to unleash, please ask others before you do so. SKILL LEVEL is unbelievably beginner friendly. TERRAIN hard-packed sandy loam path. WEATHER is TBA. Afterward, we may go for dinner together (will decide during the hike). MEET at: Las Cruces: 6:00 pm, south end of Las Cruces Dam near East Lohman Ave., just east of Telshor, behind the OfficeMax. See map (OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.317146&mlon=-106.741609&zoom=18&layers=M) or Google Maps (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.317146,-106.741609&hl=en&ll=32.317004,-106.740659&spn=0.003863,0.003026&sll=34.166233,-106.026069&sspn=15.464957,12.392578&t=m&z=18)).

    Las Cruces Dam

    E. Lohman Ave. · Las Cruces, NM

  • Hidden Canyon
    The hike is in the foothills of the Uva mnts. This a moderate hike with bouldering and about 4 miles round trip. This is a loop. Bring plenty of water and a snack. Wear sturdy footware and hiking poles if needed. We can have lunch after at Picacho brewery.

    US Post Office

    3800 West Picacho Avenue · Las Cruces, NM

    6 comments
  • Mystic Meander!
    Please note that we are meeting at the Old Kmart at the corner of Bataan Memorial E and Del Rey Blvd, behind the Shell in Las Cruces. The map location is roughly where we will be camping so people can use their phones for directions in case we get separated while driving. We will drive up the night before the hike to car camp and hike Sunday morning. The drive up is roughly 3 hours from Las Cruces. This drive will require high clearance vehicles and preferable 4 wheel drive. The last few miles of the road is not maintained by the county, only users of the road so road conditions can get a bit rough. I will do my best to get out the week before and try to improve road conditions. You will likely lose cell service while driving along Westside Rd so please stay together on the drive up as we will not able to receive texts or phone calls. There will be an area to make a fire assuming there will not be a fire ban. Everyone is responsible for bringing their own dinner and breakfast as well as trail snacks. Once up on Joplins ridge, it is highly unlikely we will have cell service. The plan is to get up and hopefully be hiking just after sunrise (6:20) so that we can maximize the amount of sunlight we have. There is no access to water at the campsite so please bring enough water for both days. The Hike: Off trail... along a gently sloped canyon bottom... If we are Lucky... Fall Colors! The route includes a meandering descent into Upper Dog Canyon... then a few miles of bedrock walking mixed with mild scrambles. Portions of this hike will require some scrambling. It might be nice to have a co-host from the Alamogordo and/or El Paso area to coordinate Car Pooling from those areas... This tends to be a longer day... better to be in shape to enjoy it... or plan on stopping short, waiting to return with the group... it is mostly and in/out route (we have a variation for the uphill exit!) We will try to make sure the hike is finished so that we can be off Westside road before it gets dark.

    This Meetup is past

    Joplin Ridge!

    West Side Road · Lincoln National Forest, NM

    9 comments
  • City of Rocks
    Details to follow

    Milagro Coffee

    1733 East University Avenue · Las Cruces, NM

    16 comments
  • Tortugas Mountain Wake-up Hike
    A morning beat-the-heat hike! Come meet us at Tortugas Mountain (aka "A Mountain", because it has a big "A" on it). It's an urban mountain with many, many hiking trails to explore. Imagine the refreshing moment of overviewing the city with cool morning breeze in the shade at the mountain top. It's a nice and quick workout to begin a day, and we will hike mostly in the shade (because we are early enough:) Route We will hike "Straight up" - This is the northern of the two trails on the west side of the mountain facing the city. It medium rocky terrain, medium incline. It is the quickest way up the mountain and reaches the observatory at the top. QUICK REFERENCE Distance - About 2 miles Elevation Gain - Approximately 800 ft to the top of Tortugas Mountain. Fees - None Duration - 1 hour Pet Friendly - Yes, if your dog(s) follow the rules and the pace of the group. Skill Level - moderate Terrain - loose, steep mountainside Weather - Nice What You Should Bring--Water, sunscreen, snacks, etc. Miscellaneous Medical Concerns - This hike might be strenuous at times. If you are unsure for any reason please consult your physician before attempting any of our hikes. Late Arrival -- Expect arrival 5 minutes early (6:55). We will start the hike on time. See you soon! ***Caution/Disclaimer: Each individual hiker is responsible for their own personal safety/health and of their guests when participating in Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club activities. The organizers of Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club and the Jornada Hiking & Outdoor Club are not liable for any illness, injury, accident, mechanical break-down, or unforeseen acts that may occur while you participate going to, during, or after any activity. If you have a medical condition that may be aggravated by any kind of physical activity you must make your own personal decision about attending and not hold any of the volunteer organizers liable. All organizers are volunteers and are not compensated during any activity.***

    Sunset Parking Lot

    Sonoma Ranch Boulevard · Las Cruces, NM

  • Dona Ana County Trail Summit
    The Dona Ana County Trails Summit is made possible by a Rivers, Trails, and Conservation assistance award from the National Park Service. SNMTA was awarded this grant in 2017 and has been working with NPS and local stakeholders over the last year to organize this summit. The goal of the summit is to bring land managers, policy makers, and users together to find solutions for improving trail connectivity and connecting people to trails throughout Dona Ana County. Join to shape the future of trails in Dona Ana County. The public is invited to attend, especially if you are interested in being involved with future trail projects. Food will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Southern New Mexico Trail Alliance

    New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

    4100 Dripping Springs Road · Las Cruces, NM

  • Rio Grande Trail Thru-Hike Presentation
    Join Peter Livingstone and the Southern New Mexico Trail Alliance for a presentation and slideshow about the first thru-hike of the Rio Grande Trail. Peter is a SNMTA director and long distance trail runner. This event is also a social prior to the first ever Dona Ana County Trail Summit on Thursday. It will be a great time to learn about the Rio Grande Trail, meet local trail enthusiasts decision makers, and land managers, and get involved with trail projects. Food and drinks will be provided by SNMTA. The event is free but donations are appreciated to cover costs.

    Southwest Environmental Center

    275 N Main St · Las Cruces, NM

  • Rio Grande Trail Thru-Hike Presentation
    Join Peter Livingstone and the Southern New Mexico Trail Alliance for a presentation and slideshow about the first thru-hike of the Rio Grande Trail. Peter is a SNMTA director and long distance trail runner. This event is also a social prior to the first ever Dona Ana County Trail Summit on Thursday. It will be a great time to learn about the Rio Grande Trail, meet local trail enthusiasts decision makers, and land managers, and get involved with trail projects. Food and drinks will be provided by SNMTA. The event is free but donations are appreciated to cover costs.

    Southwest Environmental Center

    275 N Main St · Las Cruces, NM

  • Early Bird Two Hour Hike
    This is a mid-of-week two hour early morning hike. The intention is to do a variety of hikes. We will pick an established trail, park at the trail head, start hiking. Once the clock hits an hour, we will turn around and return to the trailhead. We will try to hit the trail head by 8:00 am so, by 10:00 am, it will be done. This week we will hike the North Fork Las Cruces Arroyo Dam Trail. We will meet at the trailhead on East Lohman Ave. Next week, we will do a different hike, which is up for suggestion during this week's hike. Bring at least one liter of drinking water, sunscreen, snack, and of course, yourself! See you Wednesday morning 8:00 am at trailhead!

    North Fork Las Cruces Arroyo Dam Trail

    East Lohman Ave. · Las Cruces, nm