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Sierra Vista Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice, scenic thread of singletrack that runs along the base of the Organ Mountains.


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Map Key

19.7

Miles

31.8

KM

95%

Singletrack

5,131' 1,564 m

High

4,411' 1,345 m

Low

1,360' 415 m

Up

1,355' 413 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This is a scenic singletrack trail just north of town. The trail follows the base of the Organ Mountains south towards El Paso.

Description

The trail crosses a series of arroyos and gullies. The challenges come in the form of short, steep climbs. There are also sections of embedded and loose baby head rocks that will have you sliding on the way down and strategizing for traction on the climb up the other side. This route is north to south, then turns around to return to the start. The out leg drops in elevation that you'll feel on the return leg as you need to regain that elevation.

You'll start on the Sierra Vista Trail: Dripping Springs Rd. to Soledad Canyon Rd. and wind up on the longer Sierra Vista Trail: Soledad Canyon Rd. to Pena Blanca.

Contacts

Shared By:

David Halliburton

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 6 votes

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#84

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#2,991

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Photos

On the trail looking at Pena Blanca. The top of the Organ Mountains are peaking up over the left hand side.
Feb 26, 2015 near Mesquite, NM
La Maria Trails
Apr 13, 2021 near Las Cruces, NM
Heading south.
Jun 27, 2019 near Univers…, NM
Sierra Vista Trail near the Dripping Springs trailhead.
Sep 6, 2016 near Las Cruces, NM
Sierra Vista Trail near the Dripping Springs trailhead.
Sep 6, 2016 near Las Cruces, NM

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Dec 23, 2020
Mellow Honek
1h 45m
Nov 15, 2020
Brian Winter
19.3mi — 2h 54m
Aug 21, 2020
Willie Sanchez
Jun 7, 2020
Dave Levine
May 29, 2020
Dave Levine
Apr 25, 2020
Blair S
Once you get to the "ladders" it becomes a real blast. 6.5mi — 1h 24m
Feb 18, 2019
Anne Bo
did an out-and-back from sierra vista trailhead. a bit of a slog due to the loose rock. good workout though. 15mi
Apr 27, 2018
Chris K
decent trail - some difficult parts, particularly loose gravel areas and short, steep uphills. definitely air down your tires to make it easier.