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Dripping Springs Natural Area

Address: Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
Phone Number: 575 522 1219
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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South Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This hike was a good one to start our vacation with. It had a gentle upgrade to the Spring, and has historical structures on the way. The path is rocky, so stable shoes are important.

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Xenia, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a nice hike, easy to walk as the trail is nicely graded. Three miles round trip, with a gradual incline. Lots of resting benches, and a restroom at the top! You will need to take water. It is a National Monument and there is a $3.00 fee to hike. No dogs allowed.It was cool when we hiked so... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautiful scenic area with super views westward. Except for early morning, would avoid during the hot months. Particularly nice after rains/snow melt for running streams. Five mile round trip trail was gentle climb but surface rocks were terrible, all various sizes so be prepared to nurse your ankles the next day. When it's warm enough be aware of and keep... More 

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TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Neat little ruins from an old hotel and sanatorium. Try to go after a heavy rainfall to see the drip into a good little desert waterfall. Go to through every path. Bring a picnic lunch to eat there is benches under trees. Yes in the middle it is a dirt road keep going

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Informational visitors center. Historic. Many levels of hiking available. Easy to access. Picnic spots available. Spend an hour or spend a day.

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Edenton, North Carolina, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Everyone travels with their dogs = no dogs allowed at dripping springs = the people running it are typical Las Cruces A holes

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Las Cruces
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A nice drive down a paved and gravel road to hike into the Dripping Springs Nature area in the Organ Mountains. Be sure to take along water as the hiking in the dry air is thirsty work. The area is beautiful.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had been driving down highway 25 at awe with the craggy majesty of the Organ Mountains and decided to try a hike. Dripping springs exceeded our expectations in so many ways. 1) a well maintained trail with options for side hikes and exploring 2) interesting historic buildings such as the TB sanitarium and Patton Camp 3) fantastic views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

a great out door hike . about 2.5 miles--- easy-- the view of the world up here are unblieviable. Great vistor center with VERY helpful people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We hiked all of the 6 miles of trails here today. Would highly recommend it. Beautiful views. Stunning!!

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