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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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Came here and did a short hike to Dripping Springs. It was a very nice getaway to the mountains, an easy hike and we enjoyed excellent vistas of Las Cruces below. The ranger at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here and did a short hike to Dripping Springs. It was a very nice getaway to the mountains, an easy hike and we enjoyed excellent vistas of Las Cruces below. The ranger at the visitor center was very helpful and provided some great information.

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Manassas Park, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice visit late December 2016. Couple mile walk. No rocks to climb over on the path, but path is loose gravel so a good amount of exercise -- like walking on a sandy beach. Cool but sunny the day we were there. Probably hot in summer as there is almost no shade on the trail. Ruins of historic buildings of... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had rain and wind but still enjoyed this lovely spot. It is perfect for short hikes or just a ride through. A few campers were there but mostly day hikers. We had to move on but would have loved to spend more hours on the trails.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy hike up a beautiful rock canyon to a impresssive waterfall. Lots of fauna & animals to observe. While up there don't miss the chance to hike the La Cueva also. Magnificent huge rock formations.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy hike with historic scenery that ends by the remains of an old hotel and TB cabins from the late 1800s. Love climbing on the rocks and the views are spectacular. If there's enough rainfall, you will actually see the dripping springs waterfalls. Lots of places to sit and rest along the trail, as well as some shady areas. My... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is truly beautiful and the hiking is wonderful. Not to strenuous but you know you are on a hike. It's what you suspect New Mexico to be like from watching all the old westerns when you were a kid.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Southern New Mexico has a stark beauty and this sweet park offers the rocks, cacti, birds, and mountains that we love. Occasionally you'll find a deer and mountain lions have been known to leave spoor, though I've not seen one. There are several trails, even an abandoned ruin of a health spa that once was frequented by people seeking a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dripping Springs trail is a great, fairly easy hike. It is only about two miles to the springs. The path is gravel. If you have hiking poles, they will help you through the gravel. The trail goes up about 600 ft. At the end of the trail is a small mountain waterfall. There are also the remains of the Dripping... More 

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Las Cruces, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dripping Springs Natural Area is a short drive to the edge of our city, and a perfect place to take our visitors. Recently, my sister from Colorado and I parked in the picnic area and hiked 15 minutes to La Cueva to see the hermit's cave! We could have gone a little further to the Visitor Center, but will do... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cliff dwellings are fantastic and a must see if you are in this area. The hike up is pretty easy. It snowed the day before we went. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes. The volunteers--Rosemary and Dan--were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. The ride up to the park is a long and winding road so plan for about 2... More 

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