#SafeOpenSpaces: The best winter hikes of 2020

Hiking is a year-round activity in southern New Mexico. During the winter months, temperatures dip just enough to offer relief to hikers looking to take on some of the area’s open trails. These trails also highlight the importance of venturing out to #SafeOpenSpaces to enjoy the outdoors while…

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Scenic drive: Corralitos Road and County Road D012

Looking for the road less traveled? County Road D012 via Corralitos Road showcases some of the lesser known areas of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and some incredible views of the Mesilla Valley. The road itself if frequented by those headed to Corralitos Ranch for a little…

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Five things to do in Las Cruces right now

Social distance in the great outdoors Towering nearly 9,000 ft., the Organ Mountains serve as an awe-inspiring backdrop for Las Cruces. The mountain range is ripe for exploring and is the namesake for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument established six years ago. The monument also…

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Virtual scenic drive: Baylor Canyon Road

Baylor Canyon Road stretches north to south, bordering the Organ Mountains. Popular in the spring as a way to access the poppies in bloom, the road is also a scenic way to get from one side of town to another. The views offer an up-close look at the towering Organ Mountains, as well as the entire…

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Virtual scenic drive: Heading down NM Highway 28

New Mexico Highway 28 travels from Mesilla, NM to north El Paso, TX. Running alongside the Rio Grande, the drive is one of the more widely-known, traveled highways in the area. It's popularity is due in large part to the Stahmann Farms pecan orchards. The trees have grown over the roadway, making…

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