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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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Worth the drive

The hike is easy w a slight incline. We saw lots of kids and grandmas on the hike. Scenery is beautiful!! You could spend all day there and it's only $5 a car. Well worth it

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The hike is easy w a slight incline. We saw lots of kids and grandmas on the hike. Scenery is beautiful!! You could spend all day there and it's only $5 a car. Well worth it

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We got there right when it opened - 8 AM, and had a lovely hike up a steady incline. We saw lots of people with young children up to late 70's. It is doable and there are benches on the way. The cactus and vista's were great! We saw some deer in the meadows!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Dripping Springs Natural Area (there is a fee) is a walk into the Organ Mountain foothills. The path is gravel/sand and is gradually uphill the entire way. At the end are old buildings that were used as a sanitarium for tb patients. The path is not suitable for strollers in my opinion and one should be in fairly good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Right outside Las Cruces is our new National Monument, and this is its mostly easily accessible site. A nice walk (best not done in the middle of the day if it is hot out) leads to ruins of an old hotel and sanatorium next to the thin waterfall called "Dripping Springs". A very nice place to have a picnic.

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San Antonio, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The other reviews summarize the hike very well. We took about 2-1/2 hours. It can be done faster, but we stopped often for pictures and just to enjoy the quiet. Hardly anyone there on a weekday in May. Do wear good shoes and take water. The gravel could be tough on your feet. The grade is fairly gradual in most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Dripping Springs is now part of the new Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, so you can use any of the passes that the national park system sells. On a gentle hike up to an old TB sanitarium, you will see a large variety of plants & birds along the way varying with the time of year you visit. Some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The hike to Dripping Springs was fabulous - 3 miles round trip. We saw 4 mule deer, interesting birds and butterflies. But best of all was the view around every corner. My husband and I are in our 70s and we had no problem with the elevation - you go up about 500 feet in elevation on the hike so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Best part of our time spent in Las Cruces. Had a great time. Three trails to walk and pretty tame incline. Take plenty of water and maybe a snack. Parking is just 5 bucks. You can walk dripping spring trail in about 1-2 hours or spend about 4-5 walking them all.

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Centennial, Colorado, Usa
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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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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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