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Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument

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Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument

We will be visiting Las Cruces, NM on 9-11-2014 and interested in going to the "Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument’s". I understand that this is a new National Monument, as of May 2014, and looking for input on how to get there and things to see or do. I have read that the area includes Petroglyphs, Archeological Sites, part of the Butterfield Stage Trail, Billy the Kid’s Outlaw Rock and Geronimo’s Cave... This all sounds so interesting, but I can't find any information on how to "GET TO" these sights. Please HELP!

Thank You!

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1. Re: Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument

The park just received its designation, and nothing has been developed at this time. There are some trails that have been there for some years, such as the Dripping Spring Trail, but there are no facilities, no visitor center, and no other access. All of this is probably going to take several years to fully complete.

Other than one or two trails, and some camping, the only access is US 70 through the mountains between Las Cruces and Alamogordo.

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2. Re: Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument

There are facilities and a visitor center at Dripping Spring.

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3. Re: Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument

I wonder if the OP even got that, far... carracar

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