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New Mexico

Dripping Springs

Hiking trails in southern New Mexico along the Organ Mountains, managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

photo: Fillmore Canyon watefall. Photo by Frank Carey.

Length: 4.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
     $5 per vehicle/per day, $15 per bus/per day

Parking Fee? $5.00

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: 10 mi. E of Las Cruces on University Ave. at the A.B. Cox visito center.
State(s): New Mexico
Counties: Doña Ana
Longitude: -106.59052
Latitude: 32.32976

Driving Directions

The Dripping Springs Natural Area is located 10 miles east of Las Cruces, on the west side of the Organ Mountains. From Exit 1 on Interstate 25, take University Avenue/Dripping Springs Road east to the end.


The Dripping Springs Trail System consists of four short trails, all linked together. The Dripping Springs Trail takes you to the historic Van Patten Mountain Camp and the Dripping Springs. La Cueva Trail links the Visitor Center to La Cueva Picnic Area and provides access from the picnic area to the Fillmore Canyon and Crawford Trails.

The entire trail system is nearly five miles, and offers spectacular views of the western side of the Organ Mountains and the Mesilla Valley.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: BLM Trail Information
Website: American Trails Featured NRT

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Information Contact:
Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District
1800 Marquess St.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 525-4300



Fillmore Canyon watefall. Photo by Frank Carey.

Fillmore Canyon watefall. Photo by Frank Carey.


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