Healing Hike

In light of recent national events, hate and division have taken root in many of our communities and institutions nationwide, also impacting many of the members of our own community. Our Las Cruces is a city that represents a rich and diverse people who embrace each other regardless of their lifestyle, color, gender, or faith.

Join us to participate in a Healing Hike to reflect on the beauty and unity of our community and to take comfort and solace in the outdoors at Soledad Canyon in our Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument. The outdoors is a space where everyone is welcome regardless of their race, gender, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, or other social categories.

We will have a short talk from leaders of the Hispanic, Black, Muslim, and LGBTQ communities before we set off on a peaceful hike to the waterfall at the end of Soledad Canyon. Everyone is welcome and everyone is invited. The Friends of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument will provide water and snacks.

Directions to Soledad Canyon: The Bar Canyon Day Use Area is located on the west side of the Organ Mountains, 10 miles east of Las Cruces. From Exit 1 on Interstate 25, take University Avenue/Dripping Springs Road east for about 4.5 miles, then turn south on the Soledad Canyon Road. That road will turn east in a mile; follow it all the way to the end.

Organ Mountain Outfitters

NM CAFé

New Mexico Wildlife Federation

PFLAG Las Cruces

Latino Outdoors

Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project