Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, Las Cruces, NM

This is one of the nation’s newest national monuments. There are many hikes available, but the one in this post starts just east of Las Cruces and ends at the base of the Organ Mountains with some ruins of a 19th-century tuberculosis resort called Dripping Springs. It is 1.5 miles each way.

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View from the Visitors’ Center
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Another view from the Visitors’ Center
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The hike begins
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It’s a beautiful hike
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Lit-up cholla
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Arrival at an old ranch
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Remains at the old Dripping Springs resort

Through open doors.

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Waterfall from the spring

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