Dripping Springs Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Cruces, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Hike thru Desert Valley to Dripping Springs waterfall. NO PETS ALLOWED. From the front of the Visitors Center head left to the Dripping Springs Trail Head. Follow the Dripping Springs Trail to the 3/4 mile point, where you will meet the junction of the Crawford Trail. Take the right fork, stay on to the Dripping SpringsTrail. At about 1.3 miles you will find a fork in the trail. Take the right fork. Keep right at the next junction. You will come to the old Boyd Sanitarium in 0.1 miles. When looking at the dining hall, search for a rock stairway on the left side. Follow the stairway up and left to the waterfall above the area. You must return down that same path. Return to the last junction and go right. 300 feet further on the trail will bring you to the Van Patten Mountain Camp. After exploring the camp, continue around the loop trail to the main trail and return to the visitor's center.
This was an amazing short hike. The scenery is beautiful and the old buildings are very cool to explore! Staff was also very friendly.. great place.
easy walk for a short excursion to get away from the city for a bit. beautiful landscape, well-maintained trails and not busy during the week.
Awesome! A wonderful trial with a ton of history. It was nicely maintained.
Great hike and kid friendly...don't forget to bring $5 for parking...
Another one of my favorites in the OMDP NM , Have hiked the trails many times.
Keep going past the sanitarium! Awesome hike!
Good one, really easy bring your water is desertic, my 6 yo finished the loop.
Nice, fairly easy trail!
Nice desert hike.
Easy to walk and the trail have beautiful views!