LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE:
June 13, 2020
Dripping Springs, Aguirre Springs, and Soledad Canyon Recreation Areas have reopened. Once again you'll be able to take the following Challenge hikes: La Cueva, Dripping Springs, Fillmore Loop, Soledad Canyon, Pine Tree Loop and Baylor Pass (East side access). Some amenities in these areas may not be open.
All other Challenge trails in the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument are open. Some of them are suitable only for more experience hikers. Please use good judgment, don't take unnecessary risks, and stay safe.