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Dripping Springs Natural Area

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Accidental hike.

Turned left at the wrong sign in town and ended up driving to Dripping Springs. Good mistake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Benton, Ky

We did both walks. The first one to the Sanatorium was just gorgeous. It was easy but because it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3370
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turned left at the wrong sign in town and ended up driving to Dripping Springs. Good mistake. Ranger told us about the trails and some history. Decided we'd go for a walk. Neither of us ready to hike, wife was in a dress and sandals!...More

1  Thank 69Goatman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did both walks. The first one to the Sanatorium was just gorgeous. It was easy but because it was rocky it was a little challenging at the same time but just enough to keep it interesting :-). Amazing scenery and awe inspiring. One of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. Have gone many times. We love to take our visitors here. It’s a real treat to see the waterfall after it’s rained. Highly recommend!

Thank Urmysunshine2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dripping Springs has a nice selection of trails with beautiful views of the valley below and of the peaks above. The lady in the visitors center was friendly and provided excellent information. The cost of entering was only $5! And you can get there from...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice hiking trails outside Las Cruces. There is an old sanatorium that was built at the turn of the century on the trail. It was there to help TB patients in the past. Cool other old structures from the past.

1  Thank scott682
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Always like to visit this area at different times of the year.. Went there for a late summer hike. Not too many wildflowers because of the lack of rain bur still very nice views and the barrel cacti were beautiful.

2  Thank sabimax
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We hiked at Dripping Springs in early August. Take some water with you (none along the trail). It's a pretty easy uphill hike to the spring and ruins. I wasn't terribly impressed with the ruins and the springs are a trickle of water that you...More

2  Thank Paul_inSunPrairie
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Dripping Springs, now part of Organ Peaks National Monument, is 20 minutes to the east of Las Cruces. Take University Ave east right to the headquarters building. Pay a daily fee and take one of three or four walks. If you have a senior pass,...More

1  Thank rczernia
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Dripping Springs is a fun day with plenty to do. There is an old tuberculosis sanatorium to hike to, an old stone hotel (see if you can find the swimming pool that is built into the side of the mountain), La Cueva rock formations, a...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

A group of us get together and ride our horses here and depending on the time of year, the view can be breathtaking.

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17 January 2018|
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Response from Jedibeeds | Reviewed this property |
It opens officially at 8am. We arrived around 7 am, - there is a gate on the road to the visitor center that was closed. Luckily, the park ranger was opening the gate at that time so we were able to enter. He gave us an... More
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Response from Ross B | Reviewed this property |
Just the general state Park fee I believe ($5 if I remember correctly).