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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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Recommend Parking at La Cueva Picnic Area

Recommend Parking at La Cueva Picnic Area and hiking the long way around, behind the "rocks" and up to the Dribbling Spring" area. Fascinating historic place... Also go to Filmore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommend Parking at La Cueva Picnic Area and hiking the long way around, behind the "rocks" and up to the Dribbling Spring" area. Fascinating historic place... Also go to Filmore Spring. If you time it right, you will see waterfalls!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing sculpture put together with recycled materials. It is in the perfect location overlooking Las Cruces as you come down off the mesa on Interstate 10 East. To get a full view of the "bird", you need to pull off a the rest area before going down the hill on I-10. The rest area is a great area to take... More 

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Matteson, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a beautiful drive to the Organ Mountains and they took on differenet characteristics as you got closer to them. Weather was not conducive for outdoor hiking but it still was worth the drive. Need to go back in warmer weather. Visitors center at the end of the drive was very helpful.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful hike to see ruins of a sanatorium, hotel and winter camp and Dripping Springs up in the mountains of Las Cruces. Nice hike not to strenuous well worth the climb. Use your national park pass.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area is so nice with the mountains, and wildlife. Great drive up to the park. We did a hike about 1.5 miles each way up to the dripping springs. There are 3 chicken coops that are historic and the area was a stag coach stop back in the day. We saw a family of deer with Dad and Mom... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived too close to dark to take the hike to the springs, but we really enjoyed the hike to the hermit's cave.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lighting on the canyon walls and golden grasslands was spectacular an hour before sunset. The inviting songs of hundreds of birds could be heard along the path. The ruins at the Van Patten Mountain Camp and Boyd's sanitorium were eerily silent and void.

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Las Cruces
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dripping Springs is about a 1.5 mile (3 mile round trip), fairly level hike on a well-marked path. You park at the visitor center parking lot, pay the $5.00 per vehicle day-use fee, and off you go. As you hike, you do climb gradually in elevation, so keep remembering to turn around and look behind as the view of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We usually hike in the northern part of the state, which is pretty chilly at this time of the year. This hike was very different but we loved it. The terrain is rugged but the hiking path is very easy. We loved the ruins and the history. The staff at the visitor's center was helpful. We hiked late in the... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Nice place for a family outing with an easy hike and picnic.Couple of different trails to explore and picnic areas to enjoy the outdoors.

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