#mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016: Step Back in Time, Dripping Springs
#mypubliclandsroadtrip kicks off Week 5, Step Back in Time, with the stunning Dripping Springs Natural Area in southern New Mexico.
Dripping Springs, located on the west side of the Organ Mountains, reflects the story of the western frontier. Homesteaders originally settled here along stagecoach routes. Later during the time of Billy the Kid, the springs supported a resort, and then served as a sanatorium before it was eventually abandoned. Now managed by the BLM New Mexico, the area offers a scenic getaway and miles of hiking trails not far from Las Cruces.