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Dripping Springs Natural Area

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Address: Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
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+1 575-522-1219

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Nice Hike

The Dripping Springs hike was a nice hike. The visitor center area is still under development. No live people there to ask questions or anything. We enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dripping Springs hike was a nice hike. The visitor center area is still under development. No live people there to ask questions or anything. We enjoyed the hike...especially near the end having to go over rocks to continue. We did this hike a couple of months ago so I don't remember how long it took us to finish. I... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waterfalls, caves, and general hillside hiking are featured. It's an interesting spot with information about history and geology around the Organ Mountains.

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Lisle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did the 3 mile dripping springs hike. We enjoyed it. The return portion of the hike was most enjoyable. It was a great way to the start the day. It's a must do when in Las Cruces.

Thank Rix99
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no way you can even begin to know what it is like here until you show up and walk the trails yoursel.f. It was so beautiful, I can't even describe it

Thank Bethany A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If one hikes all the routes, it is just over 5 miles on well maintained trails. There are a couple of places with 100 year old buildings , some great views from cliffs, a tall waterfall, a cave and a lot of native flora. Great place for a day trip. They need a campground.

Thank KyReserve
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views of mountains and the valley below. Oddly, paths are only marked n fairly distant intervals. At one point I ended up scrambling up a steep rocky hill toward an ancient storage area of artifacts (now long gone). and just telling myself: I think I can, I think I can, but at points wasn't sure I wouldn't go sliding... More 

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Reviewed March 23, 2017

Beautiful and interesting hike into the Organ Mountains. If you catch it after there has been some rain, you'll see small waterfalls!

Thank Marsha S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

If you're coming to Dripping Springs expecting massive water falls and huge lakes, think again. Knowing what to expect, this is a beautiful place to hike. You can see La Cueva, go to the springs, hike up to the cabin, and you'll have amazing views no matter where you go. The visitors center is a little on the basic side,... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

The trail was very sunny, not much in the way of shade. There are a couple of spots with a bench under a tree. Gravel makes up the majority of the trail. There are some ruins of historic buildings and pretty scenery on the gently sloping route. The dripping springs was barely a trickle out of the rocks that ran... More 

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Greenfield, MA
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

We hiked up to Dripping Springs, a gradual sloping track up the side of the Organ Mountains. The track was covered with some kind of crushed stone which made the hiking tiring bc it made for an uneven surface, forcing feet to wobble and reset themselves constantly. Also, being already at some 4000 feet up, we found it to be... More 

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