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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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Great day hikes

Great place to hike and see some awesome views. Go prepared. Take water, warm clothes ( it cools down at night ) bring a light in case you get caught out after dark. The park... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 7, 2016
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Great place to hike and see some awesome views. Go prepared. Take water, warm clothes ( it cools down at night ) bring a light in case you get caught out after dark. The park rangers are great and can offer good advice.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

This is an outstanding natural area. There are many trails but most are for folks who are fit enough for hiking. The visitor center is rugged and sets the stage for a beautiful hike. Bring your own water.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours here on the Dripping Springs trail. There's a cute little visitors center at the base of the trail with clean restroom facilities. The folks at the visitors center were super friendly and helpful! Great to see the landscape and plant life change as you go from the town of las cruces to the mountains. Trail is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful hike. Saw some wildlife (tarantulas, eeek!) and got to see a gorgeous sunset. Definitely worth your time.

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Livingston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Great day trip! We were staying in the Las Cruces area for Thanksgiving and wanted to get a little closer to the mountains we could see in the distance. Small visitors center but there were able to direct us on a short hike that went through some ruins of structures built by an early developer of the area. Lots of... More 

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croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Good for bird watching, with beautiful views of the Organ Mountains. Hiking trails are extensive, with a wide range of distances and levels. Paved road access to the center itself. Helpful staff and maps.

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Crestview, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

On our way back from White Sands to Las Cruces, we took Nasa Road/Baylor Canyon Road south for a beautiful mid-afternoon drive, sun shining on the Organ Mountains. There is an informative historical marker along the road that identifies the main peaks and valleys, and explains some of the area history. We turned left on Dripping Springs Road and stopped... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We almost didn't make it here but I am so glad we did! We were on the hike which was really easy for us (we're young and really athletic) but I saw a few people along the way really struggling with it so keep that in mind as it's very hot on the way up! My favorite part was all... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

the hike is long but worth it! much to see and great views of the city! Enjoyed the cascade and old buildings.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Little spring had some water when we visited and that was nice surprise in otherwise dry area. Nice hike, good trail with slight slope. Very friendly staff at visitor center.

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