The lands are a diverse mix of Chihuahuan desert grasslands, sky island peaks, seasonal streams, rare native cacti, dramatic canyons, and historical remains. The monument is actually four separate units of lands which surround the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico and other outlying communities in Doña Ana County. The Organ Mountains soar over 9,000 feet to form the unmistakable backdrop to the east of Las Cruces. The Dona Ana Mountains offer a variety of recreational opportunities to the north of town. The Robledo and Las Uvas Mountains stretch from the western side of the city all the way to the extreme northern end of the county, nearly thirty miles. Within these unique mountains you’ll find countless peaks and valleys, historical artifacts and amazing Chihuahua Desert grasslands. The Potrillo mountains and Aden lava fields make up the fourth unit of the monument. These rugged volcanic fields to the southwest flank the many small communities of the Rio Grande valley, from Mesilla to Sunland Park.
The Friends of the Organ Mountains – Desert Peak Wildness is a non-profit organization promoting and protecting public lands within Doña Ana County for the benefit of current and future generations!