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Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

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The park is located on the Rio Grande near Las Cruces and 1.5 miles from historic Mesilla.

Visitors have many opportunities to view wildlife in natural surroundings while strolling one of the self-guided nature trails. Enjoy a fun ranger-led tour!

Park Elevation 3,879 ft


  • Education Programs

    We house the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Site (BEMP) student/citizen scientist site through a partnership with the Bosque School in Albuquerque.

  • Picnicking
  • Trails: Accompanied with a self-guided trail booklet for visitors to enjoy
    • 2.3 Miles
    • Hiking
    • Interpretive Trails
    • Accessible Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
    • Birding
      Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park is an Audubon designated IBA (Important Birding Area) and we are the most recent addition to the Statewide Birding Trail as stop number 43.
  • Prohibited Activities:
    • No off-road vehicle travel
    • No bicycles on trails


  • Amphitheater
  • Gardens
  • Group Facilities:
    • Group Picnic Shelter
    • Meeting Room
    • Facilities
  • Visitor Center
    • Exhibits
  • Wildlife Viewing Blinds


Monday – Sunday
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s


5000 Calle del Norte
Mesilla, NM 88046


Gary Gruer
Park Technician

Alex Mares
Park Interpreter