7 Dry Waterfalls Hike in the Robledos

September 5, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1900 Bataan Memorial, Las Cruces, NM 88011

Old K-Mart Parking Lot
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Join Steven Kreitner of the Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club on a 4.5-miles roundtrip hike to the 7 Dry Waterfalls in the Robledos. The hike is moderate+ with some easy rock climbing. All wheeled drive is recommended. Meet at the old KMart Parking Lot, 1900 Bataan Memorial East in Las Cruces (MAP) at 8 AM. (Plan to leave El Paso by 7 AM.) The hike is about 17 miles from the meeting site. Bring plenty of water and a snack. After the hike, you can go to the Blue Moon Restaurant for lunch.

The Robledos are an uplifted block of Paleozoic rocks on the west side of the Rio Grande Rift. The hike meanders over the gradual foothills of the northern Robledos while passing up and over 7+ dry waterfalls with intriguing rock formations en route to the top of Faulkner Box Canyon then loops around to the west side of the Box Canyon with a gradual descent which encompasses more waterfalls and scrambling. Strange rocks appear out of nowhere and colorful rock formations form playful waterfalls that make for enjoyable hiking with lots of scrambling.

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