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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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Trails for the whole family & even serious hikers

After the paved road, you travel over a section of bumpy, dusty road to the visitor parking lot. For a $5 day fee, there is access to Dripping Springs trail and also a few others... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
40 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

After the paved road, you travel over a section of bumpy, dusty road to the visitor parking lot. For a $5 day fee, there is access to Dripping Springs trail and also a few others equally as challenging. It is worth taking a lunch as there are several shaded picnic sites and you can spend the day on a few... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The staff were so informative at the office, the female, I think from the Midwest, was quick to sketch a route for us in addition to the main trail. Being from Florida it was a bit of a push due to the altitude, but we are in good shape and the views were SO worth it!

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New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We spent a few hours hiking up to Dripping Springs during Spring Break, March 2015. It was perfect weather, mostly sunny, dry, and cool. Make sure to wear some form of protection from the sun. Bring a bottle of water to drink (we brought water, but left it in the car). The drive from Las Cruces to the Visitor Center... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

the hike is uphill all the way but not steep - just a mild grade that was enjoyable - the path is well maintained and there are seats under trees on the way for resting.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Travel up to Dripping Springs and experience what the settlers of past days found most attractive about this base of the Organ Mountains. This preserve is interesting, educational for families and even provides great exercise.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to hike at regularly. The area is so beautiful and the hike is rather easy.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a beautiful barely touched piece of earth well worth a look. This area has been a little explored area of the earth that has much raw beauty. if you are in the area it is a must see. Nothing is far from town in this part of the world, take plenty of water, wear pants to protect your... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The road to get back to the mountains is a rough stone road with a lot of cow grates. It is a rough drive back there but it is worth it. There is a rangers building and flush toilets there. It is a very easy hike to get back to the old camps but it is a long way to... More 

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Chugiak, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We did two hikes here that were both very short but very fun. It is a beautiful area. We also got to see a Javalina.

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Kingston, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The road to Dripping springs is an extremely rough gravel road for the last 4 miles. We turned around after 1 mile

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