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San Antonio Hot Springs

Jemez Springs, New Mexico

based on 5 reviews



1.46 miles

Elevation Gain

312 ft

Route Type



Added by Kevin Abernethy

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

These hot springs are a short hike from the parking area along the top of Forest Service Road 376. I've added additional details below in the event that the road is closed due to seasonality or you prefer to stretch your legs for a significantly longer, yet scenic hike. The GPX track is displaying the shorter version. 

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. 

There is an adventure which describes how to hike to the hot springs via the Thompson Ridge (which is helpful during winter and is shorter than the route mentioned from the runoff on Forest Service Road 376. This adventure describes how to get there from the main trail below the hot springs.

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. 

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San Antonio Hot Springs Reviews

Thank you for giving this spot to the Outbounders. Long walk on logging road, nice warm water, gorgeous meadows, flowers, skinny dipping folks!

First time was during the first snow of 2021! Super beautiful and the water was perfect! Great and easy hike until you get there… then it was very steep straight up! Yes you can drive past the gate before the snow hits …it is very bumpy though!

Easy hike to the spring! it was about a mile I think... my two year old did it with little help! Make sure you go into the little cave in the upper pool!

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.

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

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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