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greenBlue Dripping Springs Trail

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1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 468' 143 m
Descent: -46' -14 m
High: 6,128' 1,868 m
Low: 5,660' 1,725 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Dougherty

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An easy, well-maintained trail with lots of cool ruins to explore!

Brandon Dougherty

Features Birding · Waterfall

There is a $5 entrance fee (only cash or check) to access the park and the trails.

Description

Visitors will love exploring this route which features a natural waterfall, 1800's hotel ruins, and 1900's Sanatorium ruins. Overall, the trail is very pleasant and scenic as you get closer and closer to the base of the mountains. The way out is a steady, but not too steep climb. At just over a mile, the trail passes by Van Patten's Livery which was built in the late 1800s. Be sure to take some time to explore the ruins of Boyd's Sanatorium and Van Patten's Dripping Springs Resort Ruins at the end of the trail before you head back to the trailhead.

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Jun 17, 2018
Bryan Bost
Easy well maintained trail with nice historic buildings
Dec 31, 2017
Doug Baer
Hike with family 4.7mi
Dec 23, 2017
Jason Wheat

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  3.6 from 10 votes

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#122

in New Mexico

#7,344

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