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Dripping Springs Natural Area

Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
575 522 1219
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I agree with Jake406, this is a booty workout, but well worth it for the views at the top of the trail. Access to the trails was easy, but take it slow on the gravel road. According to the Bureau of Land Management, the elevation starts at 5600 feet and goes to 6200 feet. The four-mile trail starts at a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This little get away is fun and it also had other trails you follow. Best to go in the morning. The hike is a booty workout ands scenery is amazing. Don't forget to pay $5 for parking 😁

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248 reviews 248 reviews
94 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The hike was not taxing unless one has not gotten comfortable with the altitude. I suspect the trail vertical is 1500-2000 feet. The vistas are better than the specific items along the trail. If you are a photographer, do some pano's, you will be very satisfied with the results. Also, be prepared: carry plenty of water and a wind breaker.... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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98 reviews 98 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Caution up front. The entrance gate closes at 5:00 p.m. Contrary to what "cakewalk" said, they really don't care how late or how long you hike, and you can exit whenever you like. In fact, we got there around 4:00 and the timing was perfect. It's 1 1/2 mi up to the ruins and that puts you there, relaxing, just... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Drove over there two days in a row and didnt make the hike, such as waste of time. First day, I arrived at the gate at 5:20pm and it's closed, the sign said 8-5pm... so i went over there right after work the next day, got to the visitor center at 4:30pm. It's closed, on the door, it says, last... More 

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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Beautiful place to go to. It's a great hiking trail and the fields are great. The old cabins where pretty nice and the spring awesome. Can't wait to go back with the family.

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Mesilla, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is usually my go-to when I have visitors. The hikes are not difficult, yet you get a taste of the Organs and a beautiful view of Las Cruces.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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