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Dripping Springs Natural Area

Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
575 522 1219
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Experience the unique Organ Mts. of Las Cruces, NM up close at this nature center. The small per vehicle fee is worth a half day of hiking and rock climbing. Good for families and experienced hikers (pets prohibited). Waterfalls, historic ruins, and a prehistoric cave are main attractions. Also the starting place for the arduous 4000 ft. climb to the... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a beautiful area to visit whether you hike or not. In summer it offers shaded picnic tables for game playing and relaxing. In the spring it offers lovely wild flowers and poppies if you are lucky. Hiking is great all seasons and it's a very peaceful area! Enjoy!

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Thompson Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This BLM property, located in the Organ Mountains in Las Cruces, New Mexico, provides some beautiful hiking trails. The A.B. Cox Visitor Center is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who provide a colorful history of Dripping Springs Resort, originally build in the 1870's. The hike to dripping Springs is about 1 1/2 miles and is a slow up hill... More

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Deming, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

There are several short hikes with great views all starting at or around the visitor center. Many different wildflowers and critters to see. Most hikes are not all that hard.

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Prattville, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

With family in town, we decided to hike at Dripping Springs. The staff in the office were very helpful and kind. We hiked to the top of the springs (with four kids 10 and under) and back in less than 3 hours. Very doable, even with kids! Beautiful scenery. We will go back and explore some of the other trails... More

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It had been well over a year since we had hiked this area. It's a beautiful hike, but the "upgraded" gravel at the trail head and beyond was not as good as the natural terrain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This was a great morning hike (3 miles total) with great scenery. There are small sitting areas tucked on the trail, but most of the trail is in the sun so be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat to avoid burns and bring plenty of water to drink.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A museum at the base of the mountain path provides great information. The hiking trails are well marked and lead to beautiful areas. Great for all ages.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a great place to bring the family. Not a hard hike with lots of natural attractions. Contains an old resort and sanitarium from a time long ago. Definitely worth the hike to see. Lots of wildlife, too. Bring water and sunscreen.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Lovely vistas, many hiking trails. Lots of birds. Not at all crowded. Staff were very pleasant. Nice, air-conditioned visitors' ctr.

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