Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Soledad Canyon – Green, Green, Green!

After a very dry winter, spring, and summer, we have been getting some FINE rains. As a result, the desert around Las Cruces is greener than I can remember it ever being. It’s not just the amount of rain, probably, but it’s also the timing.

Here are some photos today taken at the base of Soledad Canyon, in the Organ Mountains.

is a public park and a wonderful place to hike. It’s about a 12 minute drive from NMSU.

To visit Soledad Canyon, take University Avenue/Dripping Springs Road east for about 4.5 miles, then turn south on the Soledad Canyon Road. That road will turn east toward the mountains in a mile; follow it all the way to the end. For the last fifth of a mile the road is unpaved; it ends at the park’s parking area.

If hiking in the park, be sure and register at the map box at the foot of the trail. You can bring your dog[s]. The park permits day use only.

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One Response to “Soledad Canyon – Green, Green, Green!”

  1. September 12th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    kristyk said:

    Hasn’t it been beautiful? I’m enjoying every minute of it!

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