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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 26 attractions in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Arizona
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335 reviews 335 reviews
87 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A bit hard to find but worth the effort… We come to Las Cruces occasionally and love the Organ Mountains. Dripping Springs gave us the opportunity to actually take a hike into the mountains. The trail is well maintained and easily traversed. It can be warm here and it is dry so bring water. We are not hikers but this... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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111 reviews 111 reviews
8 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went on a hike today at the Dripping Springs Natural Area. The Bureau of Land Management worker at the visitor's center was very helpful and historically informed. We visited the cave where the fascinating Agostina Justinian, the elderly Hermit of La Cueva, lived in the 19th century and was murdered by unknown assailants. His story was... More

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Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The hike was nice but when we went it was 80 degrees and too hot for us to hike. Well maintained trails and interesting history.

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Springfield, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Of all the hikes in the area this one was the best; it really felt like what hiking in New Mexico should be. Pretty views of the mountains and the town below highlight the trek, although the spring is quite the letdown if you are expecting anything other than a Mew Mexico 'waterfall.' If you are from an area lower... More

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Rangeley, Maine
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

so special, great walk through a unique environment. the organs are majestic, the water dripping creates an oasis and the hermit history is mysterious and fascinating. a great day hike.

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Cheesehead on the road
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Dripping Springs hike has become like an old friend for us. We take it every year, Beautiful scenery. Nice people at the headquarters.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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167 reviews 167 reviews
43 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I came across Dripping Springs Natural Area while researching things to do in the Las Cruces area on TripAdvisor. I made the drive out to the area and stopped by the visitors center (where they collect the $5.00 parking fee). The lady working the counter was quite friendly and shared a brief history of the area, as well as explaining... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We were a little rushed because we got there a little late. it closes in the winter at 5 pm and you must be out because of wild cougars. Also don't bring a pet, you can't go in with them. and there are a few other areas close that are great for animals.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was a nice place for a closer look at the mountains seen from the city of Las Cruces. Beautiful vistas and nice hikes.

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Top Contributor
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to give this area a try. It's perfect for a short hike with nice views of Las Cruces. That's about it. The VC is small and crowded and their "informative" looseleaf note books are underwhelming. It's ok, but that's about it.

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