Baylor Pass is in the Organ Mountains overlooking Las Cruces. There is both wilderness and BLM areas in the lower hills of these gorgeous mountain peaks. The locations can be perfect due to their proximity to town and some major sites such as the White Sands National Monument, White Sands Missile Range Musuem, Dripping Springs NRA and many hiking opportunities.
- GPS: 32.349356, -106.612762 (Google map link)
- Easy to locate: Yes.
- Public Land: Yes
- Cell: Verizon – 4 bars, T-Mobile 4 bars, Google fi – 4 bars
- Crowded: not at all. Only a handful of spots here and of those only 2 or 3 could fit our camper + jeep. Longer trailers would not fit.
- Clean: very clean
- Would we stay here again: Yes
This was one of those perfect areas that had it all. We were close enough to run into a town with all amenities yet far enough to not hear anything. We had full LTE signal. We had other camping neighbors but they were far enough away for us to still have privacy. During the day, there was traffic on the paved Baylor Canyon road but at night all was quiet. The weather was decent, although it was too windy for any campfire time during this stay. Proximity to enjoy the major sites and do some hiking made this a great area for a home base.
There’s a few additional camping options in this area. Baylor Canyon trailhead is just north of this site and is essentially a parking lot. We saw 2 5th wheels camped there during our stay. Sierra Vista Campground and Sierra Vista trail area is south of Baylor Canyon Road camp location. We camped in Sierra Vista in 2018 and enjoyed that area as well.