Aden Crater

Aden Crater, Las Cruces: Address, Aden Crater Reviews: 4.5/5

Aden Crater

3 reviews
Very good

Erasto C
El Paso, TX38 contributions
Excellent day trip
Jan 2017 • Family
Aden's crater and the near by Hunt and Kilbourne's hole are great day trip. You can hike in that a real lava filled inactive volcano (Aden) and drive into maar volcano ( Hunt and Kilbourne).
It's an hour dirt road drive from El Paso into New Mexico. Make sure you take good hiking shoes, enough water and a high clearance vehicle.
Aden's crater is my favorite, the surrounding lava flow and inner crater are magnificent.
If you have mountain bikes take them ! Many great trails to ride.
Written January 8, 2017
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Las Cruces, NM16 contributions
Off the beaten path
Jun 2014 • Friends
While this area is a little far to be considered Las Cruces, it's well worth the drive if you are into volcanic activity. The crater itself is relatively small and a short hike up the side of the crater will land you on the top edge looking down into the crater. It is really great for pictures and at the top of the crater, you have a great view of the surrounding area. If you're going to go this far to see the crater, you should also go to the City of Rocks in Deming.

Beware - these roads are best with an off-road vehicle.
Written May 20, 2015
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LAS CRUCES617 contributions
You probably need a 4-wheel drive high clearance vehicle
May 2014 • Friends
We never really got to Aden Crater, but perhaps within 1 mile, when our van (no 4-wheel drive) got stuck in the sand. We did get to see ancient black lava flows and desert countryside and cows. It's about a 40 mile drive outside of Las Cruces. We went with others. All I remember is that one takes Exit 127 off I-10 and about 3 country roads and dirt tracks. We were in a group of 4 vehicles, and 2 didn't make it to the crater. One car had a flat tire and had to put on the spare, but later also got a flat on the spare so had to be abandoned (for awhile). We got stuck in a long patch of sand on the dirt track and needed lots of pushes to get back to firm ground. We parked on the side of the dirt track and started to walk to the crater as we believed it to be 1 mile more. However, we got a cell phone call that the other car needed help -- cell phones did work. So we walked back to our van, took our companions and that car's wheel back to town so our companions could get a new tire and take it back in their pick-up truck (in order to be able to drive their car back to town). We went to lunch in town and called it a day. We did see a convoy of about a dozen vehicles, mostly jeeps with big tires traveling to the crater area as we were walking back to help our companions with the two flat tires. That's clearly the way to go--jeeps with 4-wheel drive and big tires.
Written May 11, 2014
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