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The dry, dramatic mountains above Las Cruces peak at The Needles, over 9000 feet in elevation. Spread out across the area are such features as the Dripping Springs Natural Area at the old Cox Ranch, the 57 site Aguirre Springs campground, the Soledad Canyon Day Use Area and numerous trails. Some - like the Baylor Pass National Recreation Trail and the Pine Tree Loop Trail - offer stunning views of both the Rio Grande Valley and the Tularosa Basin to the east. To the south is the Sierra Vista trail, a 27-mile mountain bike and equestrian trail that extends to the Texas border. Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, scenic driving, wildlife viewing.

Next time I do this, I'll just go to the peak and back (3 miles round trip). If the last 2.5 miles were as nice as the first 1.5-2, I'd give it four stars.

Walking on this trail is something that my granddaughter Natalia and I enjoy a lot. We did it again in a beautiful day, fresh weather although it was almost the month of may. This time the waterfall had very little water, but nice to see and enjoy climbing the rocks .Ideal hike with beautiful views to do with the family, we will definitely visit it again.

on Dripping Springs Trail

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1 month ago

nice rolling trail, not steep at all. bring $5 cash EXACTLY, the ranger station doesn't change.

unclear map so download​ your own before you go.

hiking
1 month ago

Flat and easy, with nice rock scenery. Hailed on our way down with little protection, so be sure to check the forecast beforehand!

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1 month ago

I thought the best part of the hike, I did the 5 mile hike, was the waterfall at the end of Fillmore trail. The historical piece was very good also. I understand now why it was called Dripping Springs because that is exactly what it did. Not a disappoint but a very enjoyable hike.