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“Great short hike!”

Dripping Springs Natural Area
Ranked #1 of 52 things to do in Las Cruces
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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great short hike!”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

My husband and I are interested in birds and other critters, so we decided to go to Dripping Springs to see what we could find. We went on the 3 mile round trip hike and it was perfect for us--not too strenuous. It was hot, but we had water, so it was fine. Because of the drought, there is no water in the waterfall, but it is still an interesting place to hike to. It is the site of a former hotel and then a sanitorium many years ago. There are a couple of other trails to explore, but it was just too hot and uncomfortable to try to do those that day. The small visitor center was interesting and the volunteer BLM employees were very pleasant and knowledgeable. The restrooms were clean and well maintained as well. As far as critters are concerned, we did see several interesting birds, and we understand that there are snakes and deer there as well, but we didn't encounter any of those. There is also a cougar in the area, and we did not see it either--probably a good thing! We would go back and hike there again during cooler weather.

Visited June 2013
4 Thank Coronadodon1966
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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Glimpse into the Past”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Beautiful place to hike, when it is not mid summer. The trails are fairly easy to climb and well maintained. Along the way there are historical markers and pictures of the way it looked back in the wild west days. What a view is affords, no matter which way you turn. If you love nature and out outdoors, you will enjoy Dripping Springs. It makes you really think about the luxuries we take for granted today, and how hard life must have been back then. The solitude it almost overwhelming. Great place to get away from it all and gain perspective.

Visited April 2013
Thank Tina_M313
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice hike”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

A nice area to hike around that has some interesting history. I like the filmore canyon area and la cueva myself.

Visited May 2013
Thank Lisa L
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New Mexico
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154 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A hike that has history with it”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

There are several "hikes" to take
Some harder with elevations...and there is also an easier one for us older seniors..
This is BLM land,and it is "fee" charge area but it is only $3 a car.
You can enjoy with Wildlife viewing, hiking, picnicking.

Visited November 2012
Thank jshanson
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Santa Teresa
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103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“hiking with friends.”
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
Thank paddies2013
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