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Easy Hike into Soledad-Bar Canyon in the Organ Mountains

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Join hiking legend, Carol Brown, on a relatively easy 3-4 miles loop hike in the Organ Mountains. You will enjoy scenic views of the mountains, view Chimney Rock, a waterfall and the ruins of an historic homestead. This is a good hike for beginners as well as more experienced hikers. The elevation gain is minimal. Bring 2-3 liters of water, snacks and sturdy hiking shoes. Dogs are welcome if they have been trained and are socialized.

Driving directions to the trailhead: Take I-10 west towards Las Cruces. Take University exit 1. Turn right at the light onto University which eventually becomes Dripping Springs Road. Go 4.8-miles and turn right onto Soledad Canyon Road. Watch to your right for a brown sign that says “Talavera”. Turn right there. Soledad Canyon Road turns left. When the pavement ends, continue straight ahead to the parking area. (MAP)

For more information, contact Carol Brown, 915-630-1424.

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