This hot springs is tucked into the mountainside and provides an unbelievable view while soaking in crystal clear water.

There is an adventure posted by Gemina Garland-Lewis where she describes how to snowshoe to the hot springs from the top down. This adventure describes how to get there from the main trail below the hot springs. 

Starting from Jemez Springs New Mexico you will drive north on NM-4 for approximately 6 miles to NM-126, turn left when you hit this junction. You will travel about 3 miles and you will soon see Forest Service Road 376, turn right (north) here. At this point you are approximately 5.7 miles from the hot springs. If you have a 4x4 or a high clearance vehicle you can continue on the road. Regardless of what you drive, I suggest parking at the turn off and walking the rest of the way; you get incredible views while you walk and it almost seems unfair that you can just drive a vehicle to such a great spot. Whether you are walking or driving you will travel on the road for 5 miles and then you will see a sign directing you to the springs. At this point you will cross the San Antonio Creek and hike another 0.7 miles to get to the top of the springs. There are 4-5 small pools you can soak in and each one varies in temperature. 

Relax, unwind, and enjoy some peace while you soak in the fresh hot spring. This location is visited frequently so please practice Leave No Trace principles while you are out there, you can even go the extra mile and grab any litter or trash you see around the springs. 

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Snacks
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RT Distance 11.4 Miles
Elevation Gain 75 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Forest
Groups
Hot Springs
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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Don’t go in snow

Amazing adventure we had. Though it said “beginner” it was far from it.. the mountain was uphill to the spring and uphill to the enterence believe it or not. It is beautiful don’t get me wrong but make sure you get there early and pack for a rough adventure.

Good times, sometimes you see some nakedness

this place is awesome. i have also camped above the springs and walked down to them. it can get crowded but it is really incredible


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