Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico is boasting with outdoor opportunities. The options are endless. With 320 days of sunshine, activities can be enjoyed almost year round.
Las Cruces’ hiking trails are quite impressive, offering recreation for all level hikers, from beginners to the more advanced. We recommend checking out AllTrails.com to help you plan your next great hiking adventure. Here are a few of our favorite local trails:
Dona Ana Arch Loop
Southern New Mexico is rich in history. Take the time to explore and learn about the prehistoric life and ancient people who lived here.
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park – enjoy some bird watching here too!
White Sands National Park is always a favorite. Don’t forget your sled or you can purchase one at the visitor center.
Southern New Mexico is not known for its abundance of water. However, during the summer locals enjoy fishing, boating, watersports, and floating.
Elephant Butte – People from all over New Mexico flock to Elephant Butte in the summer for the fishing, boating, and watersports.
Rio Grande Locals float the Rio Grande here in Las Cruces. Wear lots of sunscreen!
Las Cruces has a couple of stocked ponds for fishing in town at Youngs Park and Alumni Pond.
For a little reprieve from the heat, locals seek the cooler weather in Ruidoso. There you will find Grindstone Lake. It is stocked for fishing and also has an inflatable obstacle course in the summer.
Las Cruces does have a Rock Climbing community. You can find climbs for the Las Cruces area at MountainProject.com, Climbing.com, and TheCrag.com. There is even a Las Cruces Community Facebook page for climbers that can be found HERE.
In the land of sunshine, there is plenty of golf. We have several high quality courses here in Las Cruces that are sure to please both beginner and avid golfers.
Las Cruces is a bike friendly town. You’ll find many bikers out enjoying the nice weather. A well known ride runs along Hwy 28. It is a 40 mile loop trail that takes bikers through the Mesilla Valley from the village of Mesilla to Fort Seldon.
Are you ready to make Las Cruces your home?