Organ Mountains

(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.

Aguirre Springs NRA

Organ Mountains

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.

Aguirre Springs NRA

Rocks & Mountains

Aguirre Springs NRA

Interesting Formation

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.

Aguirre Springs NRA

Tree Skelton & Mountains

Aguirre Springs NRA

Distant Tularosa Basin

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

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6 Responses to Organ Mountains

  1. Mark April 20, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

    Great photos!!

    • Pleinguy April 20, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

      Thanks Mark. Much appreciated.

  2. OFM April 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    That was a really nice location it seems. Thanks for the pictures.

    • Pleinguy April 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

      Yes. I really enjoyed that place. At close to 6,000ft it is probably off limits to some folks.

  3. Ralph Parker April 26, 2017 at 8:20 am #

    With other things on our minds, we haven’t been keeping up with you, but we were talking this morning and decided we ought to check up on you. We are delighted to see you are still out there exploring. Beautiful country.

    • Pleinguy April 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

      Glad to hear from you Ralph. Hope you’re still enjoying your life. I can’t seem to stop roaming around.

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