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“Great Hiking in Las Cruces” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Soledad Canyon Day Use Area

Soledad Canyon Day Use Area
Ranked #9 of 48 things to do in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Hiking in Las Cruces”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Right on the outskirts of Las Cruces in Organ Mountains. A short hike into the canyon, well marked trail a few mile loop. Beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding valley area. Can be hot - wear good shoes and bring water.

Visited March 2014
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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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64 reviews
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“Beautiful and accessible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

I shouldn't recommend this hike. It is relatively undiscovered. But, here is my traitorous review: The trail takes a large loop without much elevation change, so is easy for everyone. The view is marvelous, it is peaceful, and you feel 100 miles from the city because the canyon opens up after you enter a narrow portal. Also, there is a hidden treasure of a waterfall if you dare venture a little further. Look for it yourself. The area residents are not hiker-friendly, so don't park on the road outside the gate. It is a premier hike. No facilities. None. So, be prepared.

Visited November 2013
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Cheesehead on the road
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“Soul in Soledad”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a wonderful hike, both into the canyons themselves, or if you only go back to the old ranch. We've done both and had great experiences.

Visited March 2014
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Chesterland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great little hike up and down arroyo's with views of Organ Mts.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Easy drive with a short dirt road approach to reach. Nice elevation going up hill. A few miles round trip. It looks like there are several trails leading up hill that are not part of the trail system. This takes much less effort to reach than driving the long several miles of dirt/stone that leads to Dripping Springs. However, much of this trail reminds me of Dripping Springs. I like it.

Visited March 2014
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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good for pets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

we spent about two hours walking through this area it was pretty awesome lots of great photos and the dog loved it.

Visited March 2014
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