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Dripping Springs Natural Area

Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
575 522 1219
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a beautiful natural area filled with history. I look forward to returning...as long as I do not have to deal with the visitor's center personnel. My only criticism is that the staff at the visitor's center lack knowledge of the Americans With Disabilities Act. I have visited the center three times with my Service Dog. Each time I... More

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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

What an awesome view. I always see the Organ mountains and the La Cueva Rocks from a far and was happy to see it up close.Beautiful sceneries especially from the top.The hike wasn't too bad considering that I haven't been hiking for a while.Best time to do this is first thing in the morning.Cooler.Bring lots of water.

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Athens, Greece
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I went here with my Parents. My mom called me on a sunday morning asking if My husband and two small children wanted to go hiking. We are a military family that just moved back into Cruces. Born and raised in Las Cruces, I had never been to Dripping Springs before! wow!! I must say,it was beautiful and im so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Beautiful scenery and easy to get to from the Hilton. Enjoyed seeing the old buildings and general history. Also drove right past the farm and ranch museum.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A great place to hike and explore the mountains. Fabulous views and the hike is easy to moderate. We enjoyed the old buildings still existing in the mountains.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We didnt actually get to see the springs because we got there at 6, and apparently they close at 5. Also, be prepared to pay $5 per car for a "permit". The rocks are brutal on the unpaved road. BRUTAL.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was my first time in New Mexico and my first hike. It was absolutely amazing. The trail wasn't to strenuous and the views were breathtaking. Very easy to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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