We’ve driven through Las Cruces so many times, but never stopped to visit. On our last trip through, we set aside a couple days to explore. The highlight had to be the Organ Mountains. We didn’t get a chance to hike all the way up to the lush pine forests near the peaks. Still, on our short 45 minute hike we experienced an amazing transition from hot, dry desert to dripping wet springs surrounded by lush oak trees.