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“hiking with friends.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dripping Springs Natural Area

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
Type: Parks
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Santa Teresa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“hiking with friends.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I have wanted to do a hike here because it is close and has history. took 6 buddies in the hike, we had a great time looking at nature and it was geat weather, suny but not too hot.
will go again with bigger group.

Visited April 2013
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Chesterland, Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Easy hiking, moderate trails, open views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The visitors center is informative. Hike to the remains of the old hotel resort. Paved road becomes gravel for a few miles, so be prepared to get your car dusty. Well marked trails are easy to follow.

Visited April 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“History hidden away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This was an old health resort during the turn of the last century. Some of the old building structures remain. It has a very walkable trail suitable for most ages which wanders through some very scenic desert areas. It is especially pretty when the cactus are in bloom.

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Uxbridge, MA
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A difficult circuit around the massive rock formation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We hiked at Dripping Springs the day our dog was at the groomer since no dogs allowed here. We did not hike up to the spring/old resort but walked the circuit around the massive rock formation on the left as you approach. We walked clockwise. The climb up the ridge after the rock formation to get back to the main trail was challenging and not well represented by the map provided.

Visited March 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Awesome Views and Challenging Hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The longer 4 mile trail was very rocky, but take it slow and it will be worth it! Minimal elevation change made it easier. Great views of Las Cruces. And you can visit a cave used by prehistoric native Americas and lived in by a 19th century religious hermit. Interesting visitors center with staff knowledgeable about the history and natural history of the area.

Visited March 2013
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