Planning a Trip
Getting There -- From Albuquerque, take I-25 south (4 hr.). From El Paso, take I-10 north (3/4 hr.). From Tucson, take I-25 east (5 hr.).
Las Cruces International Airport (tel. 575/541-2471; www.las-cruces.org/facilities/airport), 8 miles west of the city, offers no commercial flights at this time. El Paso International Airport (tel. 915/772-4271; www.elpasointernationalairport.com), 47 miles south, has daily flights to Albuquerque, Phoenix, Dallas, and Houston, among other cities. The Las Cruces Shuttle Service, P.O. Box 3172, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (tel. 800/288-1784 or 575/525-1784; www.lascrucesshuttle.com), provides service between the El Paso airport and Las Cruces. It leaves Las Cruces 12 times daily between 5am and 9:30pm for a charge of $40 one-way or $70 round-trip per person, with large discounts for additional passengers traveling together. A $9 charge is added for pickup or drop-off at places other than its regular stops at major hotels. Connections can also be made three times a day from Las Cruces to Deming and Silver City.
Visitor Information -- The Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau is at 211 N. Water St., Las Cruces, NM 88001 (tel. 877/266-8252 or 575/541-2444; www.lascrucescvb.org). The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, 760 W. Picacho Ave., can be reached at P.O. Drawer 519, Las Cruces, NM 88005 (tel. 575/524-1968; www.lascruces.org).