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Dripping Springs Natural Area

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Address: Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
Phone Number: 575 522 1219
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A walk with your daughter - what could be better?

My daughter (21) and I had a relaxing and beautiful hike beginning just 20+ minutes outside of downtown Las Cruces. Just take University east about 10 miles and you wind up at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Centennial, Colorado, Usa
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Centennial, Colorado, Usa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My daughter (21) and I had a relaxing and beautiful hike beginning just 20+ minutes outside of downtown Las Cruces. Just take University east about 10 miles and you wind up at the park center. The area has numerous hikes for different abilities and time frames. We took a 3 mile round trip hike, and the half way point was... More 

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Cannes, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great place to hike -- good exercise but not overly strenuous; fabulous scenery a short drive from Las Cruces.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Up close in the organ mountains. Nice hike to a historic area. Views were fabulous. Helpful staff at visitors center.

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Taos County, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were told about this by a native from Las Cruces. We took the kids out and it was incredible. The staff was over-the-top helpful and pleasant. The walk, about 3 miles, to the ruins of the TB sanitarium, was easy and lots to see (a friend who grew up in Cruces and said there were no animals to be... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After the paved road, you travel over a section of bumpy, dusty road to the visitor parking lot. For a $5 day fee, there is access to Dripping Springs trail and also a few others equally as challenging. It is worth taking a lunch as there are several shaded picnic sites and you can spend the day on a few... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The staff were so informative at the office, the female, I think from the Midwest, was quick to sketch a route for us in addition to the main trail. Being from Florida it was a bit of a push due to the altitude, but we are in good shape and the views were SO worth it!

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New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We spent a few hours hiking up to Dripping Springs during Spring Break, March 2015. It was perfect weather, mostly sunny, dry, and cool. Make sure to wear some form of protection from the sun. Bring a bottle of water to drink (we brought water, but left it in the car). The drive from Las Cruces to the Visitor Center... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

the hike is uphill all the way but not steep - just a mild grade that was enjoyable - the path is well maintained and there are seats under trees on the way for resting.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Travel up to Dripping Springs and experience what the settlers of past days found most attractive about this base of the Organ Mountains. This preserve is interesting, educational for families and even provides great exercise.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to hike at regularly. The area is so beautiful and the hike is rather easy.

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