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Soledad Canyon Day Use Area

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Day hike with our dog

We decided to introduce hiking to our new fur kid, Z. She is almost 2 yo but she is only about 4... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Just beautiful

This is an easy hike, very secluded with beautiful views all around you. You feel like you have... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Ln L
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Soledad Canyon and Bar Canyon, Las Cruces, NM
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to introduce hiking to our new fur kid, Z. She is almost 2 yo but she is only about 4 weeks new to us. Never having hiked with a dog before, we were a little hesitant. We decided to go early on a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank emkenn13
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is an easy hike, very secluded with beautiful views all around you. You feel like you have traveled out of town into the country, but you have only traveled a short distance.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ln L
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We arrived here on our return trip this year only to find a locked gate across the entrance. The sign said that it didn't open until 8 o'clock and it closed at 5! Last year we were hiking by 7:30! Doesn't make much sense since...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 4givN
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The parking lot is located at the end of Soledad Canyon Rd. The trail is well groomed with a slight incline that leads to a box canyon with beautiful waterfall with shade provided by a cluster of maple trees. The waterfall is worth the 3...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Smiling923
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a great place to hike and take your pet with you. Dogs and horses are allowed on the many beautiful trails that are available to hikers.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank bullfrog1776
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We went with several friends and enjoyed walking the trail which was well maintained and fairly sane

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank cmb88052
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Better to go to Dripping Springs passed this place. This is mostly a residential area, you can hike up the canyon at the end of the development, but not nearly as nice, interesting or scenic as Dripping Springs moments up the road....a much better location...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank BarbaraChichester
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We got here early in the morning to beat the crazy winds in the spring. We surprised a herd of 6 mule deer who clambered up the rocks and out of sight. We spotted several bird species as well. The views are absolutely gorgeous, and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 4givN
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

A lack of restroom would be the only complaint but regardless, this has outstanding hiking with amazing views. I loved every moment of the hike. It's a three mile loop but at around 1.9 miles you can veer off and go to the waterfall (it...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank DeanneHA
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We made a wrong turn & found ourselves driving through one of the most unusual landscapes I had ever seen. The Mountains are jagged and stricking. You can't take your eyes off them.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Joy S
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