Walk of Flame

Colorful chile pods

Chile pods from a Mesilla Valley farm

The ‘Walk of Flame’ offers visitors the ultimate green chile immersion experience

Green chile is a top commodity in sunny Las Cruces. Almost every restaurant in town has a unique take on this iconic local ingredient, and not to be outdone, so do all the watering holes. Las Cruces even has its own chile research center at the local university. So it’s only fitting that the city would connect the dots with its ‘Walk of Flame,’ a guide that helps visitors get their fix in dozens of fun and inventive ways.

The ‘Walk of Flame’ directs those who like it hot to various chile-laced foods, drinks and experiences in the area. In Las Cruces, green chile can be found on everything from ice cream to hot dogs to wine, not just New Mexican fare. Visitors can feast on Aqua Reef’s New Mexico Pecan Green Chile Rolls, sip Chile ‘Rita’s at La Posta de Mesilla or surprise their senses with a Green Chile Sundae from Caliche’s Frozen Custard. Green chile lovers also have the option to get their hands dirty on a tour of the Chile Pepper Institute Garden at New Mexico State University. You can even learn how to roast chile through a video offered by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

Find more information on these and other foods and activities involving green chiles on the Walk of Flame Green Chile Trail page here.

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