Dripping Springs Natural Area

Dripping Springs Natural Area, Las Cruces: Hours, Address, Dripping Springs Natural Area Reviews: 4.5/5

Dripping Springs Natural Area

Dripping Springs Natural Area
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.5
509 reviews
Excellent
344
Very good
138
Average
20
Poor
3
Terrible
4

Virginia H
Albuquerque, NM7 contributions
Skip
May 2021 • Family
Why do people like this terrible hike? It’s a 3 mile out and back on a gravel road with essentially no interesting aspects. We hiked with three kids who are really excellent hikers and they hated it because it was just so boring. Skip.
Written May 28, 2021
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Joan C
Reserve, NM625 contributions
Easy Hike
May 2021
This area is just outside of Las Cruces. We opted to take the hike up to the old sanatorium. It was an easy upgrade. The trail is wide and heavily graveled, which made the footing a bit challenging at times, almost like walking in soft sand. The view from the top looks out over the valley and the city of Las Cruces. Interesting historical buildings as well as a beautiful natural area.
Written May 11, 2021
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Charynn
Bel Air, MD107 contributions
An unplanned surprise!
Apr 2021
We arrived in Las Cruces around 5:00pm and were not ready to check in to our hotel. We stumbled across this attraction on Trip Advisor and headed over. The park guide told us it was a 3 mile round trip to the dripping springs and we had plenty of time before the park closed. What a beautiful place! As we were making our way down the trail we came across a group of deer. We could not believe that they seemed as curious about us as we were of them. We thoroughly enjoyed our late afternoon hike in this beautiful location. Definitely recommend!
Written April 20, 2021
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ROCtraveler30
Fort Collins, CO1,501 contributions
Beautiful Spot
Mar 2021
The drive up is beautiful as you approach the Organ Mountains. We checked out the two main trailheads, and I did a quick hike up to "the springs" while my wife did some sketching. The spring was actually dripping in late March! On my hike I ended up in the middle of a herd of about 30-40 mule deer who were wandering across the trail. I'd certainly like to get back sometime to check out the other trails - but only on a cool morning.
Written April 9, 2021
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Robert B
Soldotna463 contributions
A great place to hike.
Mar 2021
This is a wonderful place to spend the day hiking and exploring through this rugged land the Paths are well marked
Written April 4, 2021
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL13,344 contributions
Awesome Rocks and Views of the Mountains
Mar 2021
As a part of our travel day from Alamogordo to Tucson, I found a couple of places for us to stop and stretch our legs. Our group really enjoyed our time here. We did not do the springs but we enjoyed the rocks at the Cueva Trail. Really great trail and outdoor amenity area. The only problem I had is tried to be adventurous climb on a rock only to struggle on how to get down. It was the only time on the trip I felt 51. I should have thought better of this. All in good fun and there was plenty of it here.
Written March 28, 2021
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postal49740
Boyne City, MI724 contributions
Hello Organ Mountains
Mar 2021
National monument with incredible hikes. We loved the Dripping Springs Trail with all the historic building ruins. The hike was awe inspiring. It was perfect to have a gradual incline out and an easy downhill return. We saw an Oryx antelope. So cool.
Written March 27, 2021
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Christine B
Minnesota9 contributions
Nice drive
Nov 2020
Great up close view of the mountains. We didn't get out of the car (because of COVID) but it was a great view!
Written January 17, 2021
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harpomargie
New Jersey281 contributions
A Step Back in Time
Jan 2021 • Couples
Dripping Springs Trail follows the path created by stagecoaches more than a century ago It’s been said, . Today, the stone walls of the resort have crumbled, quietly succumbing to erosion. However, if you have a vivid imagination, you can close your eyes and hear the clatter of horse drawn carriages and buggies bouncing up the rocky road, with a blend of English, Spanish and Tiwa voices filling the air.”
Written January 14, 2021
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The Walkers
Seattle, WA77 contributions
Early morning hike
Nov 2020
We were the first ones up the hill that day and it was a very peaceful hike! Beautiful scenery, saw a few deer. The trail is very gravelly/rocky so make sure you bring appropriate footwear. We hiked up to the old fort and snooped around a little bit, read the signs, snapped a few pics and made our way back. Bring water!
Written December 16, 2020
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