(nr Organ NM)
One of the most scenic camps is found on the eastern slope of the Organ Mountains. It sets at the base of towering pinnacles, and has expansive views of the valley below.
There are two trails; one a 4 1/2 mile loop up to the base of the spires, and the other is 7 miles one way to a gap that passes to the other side. Both are rocky with elevation changes about 1,500ft. I hiked the loop trail on a previous visit.
This time I was satisfied to climb around through the many rocks and boulders taking photos. The remains of a tree provided an interesting silhouette against the sky. From the campground, you can see into the Tularosa Basin toward White Sands National Monument.
The BLM campground is not suitable for rigs over 30ft, and is drycamping only with small spaces. There are tight switchbacks going in, and a wicked dip through a wash on the one way exit road. If you have a smaller rig, you’ll not regret a visit.
Camp: Aguirre Springs NRA drycamp
Scene: Mountains, rocks, valley
Also see: Aguirre Springs