On the way to Las Cruces, New Mexico, stop and explore the stunning Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.
The monument actually offers four separate destinations: the iconic Organ Mountains, named for the steep needle-like spires that resemble the pipes of an organ, as well as the Sierra de las Uvas, Potrillos and Doña Ana Mountains.
In the Organ Mountains, you can hike or bike on miles of trails, camp at the Aguirre Spring Campground, or explore historic ruins. The BLM staffs a visitors’ center there to answer questions and provide directions. In contrast, recreation within the Desert Peaks is more dispersed. While you’ll find extensive trails and rock climbing routes in the Doña Ana Mountains, there is little to no development in the Sierra de las Uvas and the Potrillos, where you can explore for hours without seeing another soul. A #mypubliclandsroadtrip with something for everyone.