Take a hike!

Update: The revised version of Day Hikes and Nature Walks in the Las Cruces-El Paso Area is now available to purchase!

SWEC's hiking guide features 40 trips in the Paso del Norte region

Written by Greg Magee and published by the Southwest Environmental Center, Day Hikes and Nature Walks in the Las Cruces—El Paso Area describes 45 day trips into the mountains, canyons, and desert of the region, as well as general information about regional natural and cultural history. 

The trips are designed to appeal to hikers of all levels of ability, ranging from easy strolls along the Rio Grande to rugged off-trail treks to the summits of isolated mountains, all possible to do in one day for residents of the Paso del Norte area.

Now in its second printing, this is the most comprehensive hiking guide for the Paso del Norte region. Cooke's Peak, the Florida Mountains, Rio Bosque, Dog Canyon, Alamo Mountain (on Otero Mesa), and several hikes each in the Organ and Franklin Mountains are just a few of the many great hikes in the book. Many of the hikes are within the new Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. 

The 174-page guide retails for $14.95 and is available at various bookstores and outdoor stores in the area, as well as the Southwest Environmental Center.

A portion of sales will go to support the Center’s conservation programs.