One neat thing to see when exploring the desert of the American southwest are the abundant arroyos (Spanish for “stream”) or river beds whose centuries of erosion have carved natural paths for hikers.
I had a great time walking down this one. It encircles Picacho Peak on the west side of Las Cruces.

One neat thing to see when exploring the desert of the American southwest are the abundant arroyos (Spanish for “stream”) or river beds whose centuries of erosion have carved natural paths for hikers.

I had a great time walking down this one. It encircles Picacho Peak on the west side of Las Cruces.

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