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Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument

Photo: Justina Thorsen, Snow-covered Organ Mountains

Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument (New Mexico) is home to diverse recreation opportunities including excellent hiking trails. Hikers can enjoy expansive mountain views, unique geologic features, rock art, seasonal springs, Chihuahuan desert flora and fauna, wildlife, historic sites and much more on the many miles of trail within the monument.

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Some history:

For nearly ten years, a broad-based coalition has led the charge for conservation in Doña Ana County. On May 21, 2014, President Obama established the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. The new monument possesses a rich diversity of Chihuahuan Desert wild lands and unique Indigenous, New Mexican, and American history including training sites for the Apollo Space Mission, the Butterfield Stagecoach Trail, Billy the Kid’s Outlaw Rock, Geronimo’s Cave, World War II aerial targets, and thousands of Native American petroglyphs and pictographs.

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