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Address: Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
Phone Number: 575 522 1219
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Like the other reviews...the hike is on a slight incline, gravel, rocky road but not bad at all. Took my almost 2 yr old grandson who walked much of the way without any problem... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Minooka, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Like the other reviews...the hike is on a slight incline, gravel, rocky road but not bad at all. Took my almost 2 yr old grandson who walked much of the way without any problem. Other families were coming down as we went up so anybody can do this. We are in our 60's and other then stopping a couple of... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The short drive from Las Cruces to the Dripping Springs Natural Area (administered by the BLM) transports you to the foothills of the majestic Organ Mountains. The view from the visitor center parking lot is worth the trip but go there to hike. The small and basic visitor center is worth a quick look to get the lay of the... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Hike into history at Dripping Springs. See historical sites of days gone by. Hike is relatively easy with some shade higher up. Visitor center has lots of information. Restrooms available but be sure to bring water. I live in the arra so can enjoy this site during all seasons.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My Family and I visited Dripping Springs and had a good time. The drive there does have an unpaved rocky road but it's really not that bad at all, we drove in our very low car and had no problem at all. We took the hike to the dripping springs area and old sanatorium. My toddler was able to walk... More 

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Las Cruces, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If the sun isn't beating down, there are views, all sorts of geographic formations, old mine diggings, indian relics, caves. My favorite is to trail up the arroyos until you find the end of the stream, then continue to the originating falls.

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was the first place I took my grandbaby for a hike. I thought it appropriate since this is where her mommy and daddy got engaged. She was 5 weeks old and loved every minute of it. It's a very easy trail with gorgeous views. Lots of lizards and fun bugs. The actual springs were so refreshing to hear. Lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

How this gem got by me last time I visited Las Cruces defies logic. But this truly a beauty in the desert to behold. And though it's not a national park, they took my annual pass as payment! I only did the 3 mile Dripping Springs trail, but there are many other hikes that I'm told are equally beautiful. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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

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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Address: Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
Phone Number: 575 522 1219
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces

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