Nalgas Rock Overlook via Powerline Road

Total Miles


1447.44 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Winter, Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

This short ride in the Dona Ana Mountains starts from the end of the desert wind way past the Dona Ana Trailhead. The road was in generally good condition with a few rock ledges and washouts where it crosses arroyos. Nalgas Rock is a rather large boulder near the end of the trail at the overlook/end of road parking when you see the rock with a rather large crack you will know you have arrived. from the end of the road, there is a hiking/bike trail that can be seen going further toward the boulder field. Please be careful and responsible with any fires enjoyed in the overlook and be sure to pack out your trash it is up to everyone to help keep the Desert Peaks Monument open and a multi-use area.


There are several Arroyo crossings have large rocks in the road exposed.

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