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.
“I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair.
I hate the way you drive my car, I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big, dumb combat boots and the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much it makes me sick — It even makes me rhyme.
I hate the way you’re always right. I hate it when you lie.
I hate it when you make me laugh — Even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it when you’re not around. And the fact that you didn’t call.
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you — Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”