Sports enthusiasts, history buffs, art lovers and foodies. Looking for something new in 2020?. Whatever your passion, Las Cruces has it all right at your feet. The weather is near perfect, the natural resources are amazing and the people are super friendly. Explore Las Cruces and find your reason for visiting in 2020.
Do Something Monumental!
White Sands National Park
Get out and discover America’s newest US national park. That ‘s right! The amazing White Sands National Monument has just been re-designated as a US National Park. The glistening white sands of New Mexico create great wave-like dunes covering 275 miles of desert. This is truly one of the world’s great natural wonders. Grab the family and get ready for an unforgettable day of hiking, sledding (who needs snow?) bicycling, a dunes drive, some epic photo ops or a picnic.
For more information about the newest US National Park visit https://www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm
Ready for more monumental moments?
Organ Mountain Desert Peaks National Monument
Organ Mountain comprises almost 500,000 acres surrounding Las Cruces and offers a plethora of recreational opportunities. Stroll the desert nature trails, follow the footsteps of Billy the Kid and Geronimo, or enjoy the history and legacy of World War II pilots and Apollo Astronauts.
Here are just a few of the things you’ll find to explore.
- Over 22 miles of the Butterfield Stage Trail
- Kilbourne Hole National Historic Landmark
- Billy the Kid’s Outlaw Rock
- Geronimo’s Cave
- Archeological Sites
- Apollo Mission Astronaut Training Sites
- Original US/Mexico border from Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo (Changed by Gadsden Purchase)
- Historic World War II Aerial Targets
Come on out and enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking and climbing.
Explore the Mystery of History!
Prehistoric Trackways National Monument
The Prehistoric Trackways National Monument was created to conserve and protect the important paleontological, scientific, educational and scenic value of the Robledo Mountains.
You’ll view footprints of animals, plants and wood dating back 280 million years!
There are lots of opportunities for hiking, horseback riding and off highway vehicle driving.
Stop by a step back in time and a great day outdoors.
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Take a Bite Outta Life in 2020!
When it comes to chiles, here in Cruces we like ‘em green and hot, and served with most everything. Try any one of our many local eateries to experience a traditional green chile Mexican dish or take the Walk Of Flame if you think you can take the heat. How does green chile sausage soup, pecan-crusted green chile strips or green chile hummus sound? And don’t forget to try the green chile vodka.
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
The year round Farmers Market, rated one of the top farmers markets in the country is THE place to be Wednesdays and Saturdays. Come on down, mix and mingle with the locals, find the very best in hand-crafted items and seasonal produce, and sample some great food. A true Las Cruces experience. The market is open every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 8:30 – 1pm on Main Street in downtown Las Cruces.
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