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Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

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Birds and animals of the Rio Grande.

An interesting State Park with good walking trails and lots of information of the birds and animals... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Good area for wildlife and hiking

This is a newer attraction for the area. The road into the site is gravel and may cause damage to... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Jerry E
San Angelo, Texas
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“rio grande”(14 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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5000 Calle del Norte, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
+1 575-405-9876
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk either of the 1 mile trails or combine them for a longer hike. I like both trails. These trails are flat for the most part, and well taken care of.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JBMyers
Reviewed 11 July 2018

An interesting State Park with good walking trails and lots of information of the birds and animals of the Rio Grande. Great for birdwatching.

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank baca2002
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is a newer attraction for the area. The road into the site is gravel and may cause damage to vehicles if driven too fast; but the site is really set up well with an exhibit center and knowledgeable staff. the hiking trails are all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jerry E
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I really enjoyed this walk but think it needs some cleanup. Very clean but trails overgrown. Very peaceful.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ln L
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Pretty decent little state park - only $5 a car. The hiking is pretty easy desert hiking - take water, sunscreen, and lots of bug spray! Visitor center is small...but has AC.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank lessard
Reviewed 5 May 2018

I have enjoyed stopping at this newer New Mexico State Park since it was first dedicated in Dec. 2008. The park aims to restore wildlife habitat for wildlife and native plants. It contains over 300 acres of northern Chihuahan Desert and has been designated an...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Joan W
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I have been here twice and the first time (march)-It was a fun and lovely experience. Yesterday, we got swarmed by gnats. Many of them bit me and now my face is swollen. I would go back, but definitely were bug spray and would not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We just sort of stumbled across this park. It was near the B & B we were staying at in Mesilla. It was very nice and well maintained. Birding here is very good, especially in the early morning when they open at 7:30. There are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Poodletoes
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped while in las Cruces, only a few miles from KOA. I’m out of season, but everything is well maintained. Visitor center, restrooms, parking good. Small garden, and trails to rio grande

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank bgdiver1963
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Some friends and family took a walk along the trails in the Bosque state park. We saw a number of birds, and it was interesting to see in December when the river was mostly dry. The ranger on duty was helpful and friendly. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Luis M
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26 March 2017|
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Response from sabimax | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer, but I was out of state. Yes dogs are allowed on the trails.
17 March 2017|
Response from sabimax | Reviewed this property |
No it does not to my knowledge.