The Sunset Stroll is a leisurely, ranger-guided stroll through the gypsum sand dunes. It is a splendid opportunity to experience the dunes first-hand while learning about the uniqueness of our geology, plants, and animals. As an added bonus, the stroll is timed to end at sunset, providing a panoramic view of the sun setting over […]
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer Family Fun Walks! These 5-kilometer walking events will be on Saturdays during July through September. This series consists of five 5K walks. These events will offer giveaways, water, and fruit for all participants. The final walking event in the series on Sept. 3, 2022, […]
Help us celebrate Monuments to Mainstreet and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks' 10th Anniversary with a guided hike! MORE INFO Informational guided hike to visit La Cueva Archeological site about 3 miles- Easy-Intermediate Trail contains some steep climbs PARKING: Parking available at the La Cueva Parking lot This is a free event but there […]
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park: 1st Monday of the month bird walk. Meet at the visitors center. Walk leader will be Wayne Treers, substituting for Mark Pendleton. Please contact Wayne by telephone (575-528-8696) at least 2 days before the walk to be sure there are still spaces available.
The Loco Loop: Scrambling Up the Three Highest Peaks in the Potrillo Mountains in a Day. The Potrillo Mountains Wilderness Area is a located on the remote southern end of the OMDP National Monument. Join Tom and Terry as they share their logistics, challenges, and vistas from a March 1, 2022 rock scramble up Mount […]
Have you ever wanted to hike the dunes under the magical glow of the full moon? This is your chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of this elusive environment and experience unique stories of the park. Full moon hikes are offered once a month on the night before the full moon. Program 1.5 hours. […]
Sagecrest Park / East of Las Cruces Dam: 2nd Saturday of the month bird walk. Group leader: Joel Gilb. Meet at Sagecrest Park by the MVAS “Keep the Park Beautiful” sign. The group will proceed to the trail leading west.
Join Ranger Mike and learn some basic campfire cooking. Recipes and tips will be provided. Demonstration and ranger interaction included in general admission. *Ranger Mike’s ability to cook over a live fire dependent on state and local fire restrictions. Admission: General Admission to historic site: $5/adult. Children 16 years and under free. Event Phone Number: […]
Enjoy the radiance of the dunes beneath a full moon with this night of extended park hours. The park will have extended closing hours until 11:00 pm to enjoy the park under the wonderfully bright full moon. There is no fee for the program, only Park Entrance Fee. Event Dates: Saturday, September 10, 7 – […]
FEE: Free. No fee for program, park entrance fees apply. LOCATION: Meet near the sunset stroll sign parking area, a 5-mile (8.05 km) drive from the fee station. Days: Every week on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday Dates: September 11 – October 1, 2022 Time: 6:00 PM Duration: 1 hour The Sunset Stroll is ranger-guided stroll […]
The 2022 White Sands Balloon & Music Festival combines the beauty of the Tularosa Basin Landscape, Red Dirt Country Music, Hot Air Balloons, and Family-Friendly Activities. The Alamogordo Center of Commerce has partnered with the New Mexico Tourism Department to ensure a successful comeback. We have exciting details in-store that we cannot wait to announce! […]
September 17-18 – Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta, Old Mesilla, near Las Cruces, New Mexico Mexican Independence Day! Join the village of Mesilla as they commemorate Mexico’s independence. Be sure to catch folklorico dances, mariachi music, and authentic Mexican cuisine and have a really good time. Old Mesilla Plaza. (575) 524-3262. https://www.mesillanm.gov/events/ For more […]
Help us celebrate Monuments to Mainstreet and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks' 10th Anniversary with a hike and brunch! MORE INFO We will carpool to location. Meet up location tbd at 7am. We'll email participants when it gets closer to the date. Hike led by Devon Fletcher, co-author of Exploring the Organ Mountains Hike […]
Join Ranger Flo and learn about the history of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, one of North America’s oldest roads. Walk on a portion of the trail and check out some of the goods that were traded along the trail. Demonstration and ranger interaction included in general admission. Event Times: 11:00am-12:00pm Admission: General Admission […]
Registration Fee: $25 day of event/$20 per registration before September 5th. Vendors $80 Day of event/$75 pre registration before September 5th. Set Up Time: 7 am – 10:30 am, show time: 11 am – 3 pm. Music Food Family Fun Information: Lupe Jimenez (575) 649-7814/email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tellbrook Park: Third Wednesday of the month bird walk. Group Leader: Wayne Treers, substituting for Mark Pendleton. Meet at the park entrance. Please contact Wayne by telephone (575-528-8696) at least 2 days before the walk to be sure there are still spaces available.
Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks 10th Anniversary Event Click here for more info
National Public Lands Day - Free entrance to White Sands National Monument (NPS) and BLM-managed recreation areas (Dripping Springs, Aguirre Springs, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site) "Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people […]
Help us celebrate Monuments to Mainstreet and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks' 10th Anniversary with Yoga on the Monument! LOCATION La Cueva Amphitheater at the large La Cueva Group site $5 parking- La Cueva Parking lot (Larger picnic area, not lower parking lot) MORE INFO Bring your own mat Free event Guests are responsible […]
Join Ranger Mike for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins. Explore 1400 years of history from the Mogollon to the Spanish and the American military. Tour included in general admission. Admission: General Admission to historic site: $5/adult. Children 16 years and under free. Event Phone Number: 575-526-8911 Event Website: nmhistoricsites.org
Help us celebrate Monuments to Mainstreet and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks' 10th Anniversary with Yoga on the Monument! LOCATION Ice Canyon behing the Dripping Springs Visitors Center $5 parking- Dripping Springs Parking lot MORE INFO Bring your own mat Free event Guests are responsible for $5 parking fee *Not recommended for children CLICK […]
12th Annual SalsaFest celebrates “ALL THINGS SALSA” with the Salsa Triple Threat! Salsa Tasting, Salsa Music and Salsa Dancing at the AmadorLive Eatery & Entertainment District, Sunday Sep 25th, GATES OPEN at NOON! ALSO FEATURING SOME OF THE BEST BARTENDERS AROUND AS THEY COMPETE FOR CASH PRIZES FOR BEST BLOODY MARY AND BEST MARGARITA IN […]
September 28 – October 2 – Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo, Las Cruces, New Mexico The Southern New Mexico State Fair has something for everyone; a midway, an auction, food, music, livestock shows and a cowboy rodeo. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. (575) 524-8602. www.snmstatefair.com Children Under 6 Years of Age – Free […]
Leasburg Dam State Park. Last Saturday of the month bird walk. Group leader: CJ Goin. Meet at the park visitor’s Center at 8:00 AM and plan to carpool to the picnic area on the Rio Grande. Walk the Mogollon Trail for approximately one mile. Return to picnic area via upper road or trail.