Social distance in the great outdoors
Towering nearly 9,000 ft., the Organ Mountains serve as an awe-inspiring backdrop for Las Cruces. The mountain range is ripe for exploring and is the namesake for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument established six years ago. The monument also includes the Robledo Mountains, Sierra de las Uvas, Potrillo Mountains and Doña Ana Mountains; all of which, provide ample opportunities for photography, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, wildlife viewing and to explore petroglyph sites.
Patio dine, support local
Cool off with a refreshing summer treat
Caliche’s Frozen Custard is an exclusive southern New Mexico establishment that often gets national recognition. The frozen custard shop is a neon dream and throw back to drive-ins of the past. Not only that, but its unique offerings include a green chile sundae.
Other one-of-a-kind places to check out include Sparky’s Burger’s, Barbeque and Espresso in Hatch, NM, The Paleta Bar Las Cruces, Paleteria La Reyna Michoacana, PQ Treats and more.
Take a scenic drive
Admire the city’s incredible public art