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Dripping Springs Natural Area

Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
575 522 1219
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Ranked #2 of 26 attractions in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was looking for an easy-ish hike in the Las Cruces area and found this in hiking book. On a recent Sat. We decided to head there from Elephant Butte and we were glad we did. Park personnel provide all the info needed for your hike and send you on your way. From the beginning it was beautiful...you get right... More

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Las Cruces
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hike provides wonderful views of the area and can be challenging or easy depending on the path you take. It seems removed from Las Cruces but is really not that far out. If you're there in the spring the cactus are blooming and it is gorgeous. Remember to take water, there are no nearby convenience stores.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

While we didn't go on any hikes, we did walk around. Marvelous views of the Organ Mountains - every way you turn, there's a different perspective. Easy drive up University Ave, which turns into Dripping Springs Road. There is a short section of the road that is unpaved. The Park personnel were very helpful. Interesting information on the rattlesnakes! Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a great place to get a nice look at the Organ Mountains. It is an easy drive and there is a visitor's center with lots of information. It is federally run, so you can use your America the Beautiful pass or other federal parks pass. The employees are very friendly and can offer advice to you on how... More

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Espanola, New Mexico, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a beautiful area to visit if you like nature and hiking. Especially as evening sets you can see the entire city lights. A great place for camping and hiking.

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Santa Monica, California
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38 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

One presumes this trail will be maintained as well or better under the NPS as has been under BLM. On May 21 it will change agencies. That said, the hike has several trail options. The most popular is the Dripping Springs trail up to the sanitarium and abandoned camp buildings. Kids 10 and above should be able to navigate this... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Went here on a friend's recommendation. It was a very nice hike. We did not have time to hike all the trails, but the trail we did hike was very nice. We went in the afternoon which was hot. I would recommend this hike for earlier in the day on warmer months. Lots of interesting history here. There is a... More

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El Paso, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Be prepared for a bit of a walk to get to the old buildings and waterfalls. It's not a difficult walk though. Just take water and a snack or lunch.

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Houston, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The trails into the mountains are well maintained and the views are beautiful. Very impressed with the lady in the visitor's centre who was extremely helpful and gave us a quick history of the area. The hiking itself is very easy and although serious walkers will want to wear boots, there's no problem if you wear trainers. If you're lucky,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A bit hard to find but worth the effort… We come to Las Cruces occasionally and love the Organ Mountains. Dripping Springs gave us the opportunity to actually take a hike into the mountains. The trail is well maintained and easily traversed. It can be warm here and it is dry so bring water. We are not hikers but this... More

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