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Dripping Springs Natural Area

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Address: Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
Phone Number: 575 522 1219
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Beautiful Scenery!!

Had not been to area for several years!!! Rode my motorcycle there the other day. Big surprise--the road is paved all the way to the Dripping Springs. This is one of the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Beowulf1966
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not been to area for several years!!! Rode my motorcycle there the other day. Big surprise--the road is paved all the way to the Dripping Springs. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the whole United States.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New Mexico is amazing! And the Dropping Springs area is absolutely beautiful! If you are in Las Cruces and have time I highly suggest that you visit the Dropping Springs area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dripping Springs is one of my favorite hikes in Las Cruces. There are old ruins to explore and plenty of wildlife to see.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Never ever do this trip without another person and lots of water. People have died because of not taking precautions. Make sure you go on a day that is cool or early in the morning. The sun gets unbearably strong. Don't venture out there if there are heavy winds. It becomes a dust bowl and can become very dangerous. After... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We hiked here in early April. The trails were very well maintained and the views of the mountains and the cactus were lovely. This was our first day at 6000 feet so I was quite aware of the elevation--got winded quickly. We enjoyed seeing the ruins of Van Patten's Mountain Camp and were surprised to see lilacs blooming there amid... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Now a National Monument, this is a very impressive local. The mountains are impressive enough from the visitor's center but as you hike in they become breathtaking. The trail ends at a ruined hotel in the arms of the mountain. An alternative hike takes you to a cave the hosted early native Americans and in the 1800s a martyred religious... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Dripping Springs area is truly beautiful, as now part of the Organ Monument, you will have a great hike, make sure to check out the Hermits cave area and the ruins of the old Tuberculosis Sanitarium. As the elevation is around 5000', make sure you have lots of water, dress appropriately, and watch for snakes. Strongly advise a nice... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great hike and nice views. Totally worth the drive and very close to Hotel Encanto. Will definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful and specially if you want to camp! It is hot during the day but water helps a lot

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I have hiked the trails in this area numerous times in all sorts of weather and enjoy it every time. It is not difficult and well maintained so all ages can make it back to the springs and the historic buildings there. In addition, there are two other hikes, one up to an old mining area and the other around... More 

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