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Dripping Springs Natural Area
Ranked #2 of 60 things to do in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

The red rocks sprout from the base of the Organ Mountains. Dripping Springs itself was an old resort where water comes out of the earth in the middle of the high desert. Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett wandered this area as well as many old cowboys and prospectors. It was a magical place when I was a boy and it is still a magical place.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Dripping Springs is very historical. It is a national park so it costs 3 bucks to get in. You hike and at the top of the mt. you see remains of old hotels and sanitoriums where people with TB came to recoup at the turn of the century. You can also take a picnic and stop along the way and enjoy the views while you eat your food. Plan on spending at least 3 hours. Great fun. Enjoy...

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can view the ruins of the resort and spa that was erected there 120 years ago and abandoned in the 1930s. But it's mostly a decent, two-mile round-trip hike through a scenic area.

To get to it, you must drive east to the very end of Dripping Springs Road, the last couple of miles of which is good dirt road, to the parking area. There is a small, staffed visitor center with restrooms, and the admission fee is $5.00 per vehicle. You leave your car in the parking lot and walk to the site.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Loved everything about this park. Easy trails to follow. Amazing landscape when you climb to the top.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

I visit this area with a coworker, and hike to the top. It's one of the best places I've visit in years. When you're at the top the air is fresh. My body felt free at last.

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