Beautiful area. All different kinds of temperate zones. From pure desert (4,000ft) to high mountain pine and pinion forests (7,000ft-9,000ft). Truly a hiker and outdoor lover’s dream. Hikes from easy strolls to technical rock climbing and everything in between! As far as wildlife: Eagles, hawks, lizards, deer, mountain lions, coyotes, black bear and of course snakes! As far as camping: dispersed camping spots (some need 4x4 to access), trail head camping, and Aquirre Springs campground are the go-to’s to spend multiple days. Las Cruces is only 15 minutes away if you need supplies, restaurants or hotels.