Hot springs are pools of hot water that have seeped
to the earth's surface and formed small ponds that
are warmed to 98 degrees Fahrenheit or more by geothermal
energy. Since ancient times many have realized that hot
springs have therapeutic and rejuvenating properties that
can benefit and invigorate health. Hot springs are said
to have positive effects on the digestive and nervous
systems, the organs and circulation. Hot springs are favored attractions In New Mexico
and the state has plenty with over 77 of them to choose
from. Some New Mexico hot springs offer a variety of services
and accommodations while others require an arduous yet
worthwhile trek to reach.
New Mexico hot springs are often visited, provide soothing comfort for visitors from all over and many are well-known attractions in New Mexico. Some strictly visit New Mexico for its abundance of hot springs while others only manage to fit in one or two in between other attractions. Hot springs in New Mexico can be found near other areas of interest or buried deep inside enchanting forest settings.
If in the Santa Fe National Forest and Jemez Springs
area be sure to pay a visit to the well-loved San Antonio
Hot Springs in Los Alamos.
As far as hot springs in New Mexico go, this one's
a dandy. There is a cluster of hot springs flowing out
of a lofty hillside that form numerous pools. A 5 mile
trek will take you to the springs and it's definitely
worth it. With a regular flow of soothing water the top
is shallow yet quite large and perfect for a soak. While
at Jemez Springs consider a drive along the Jemez Mountain
Trail National scenic byway.
For the ultimate in R&R the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa located in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico between Santa Fe and Tao tow highl visited attraction in New Mexico. This hot spring remains a popular among attractions in New Mexico and is close to the High Road to Taos, a breathtaking scenic byway. One of the oldest natural health resorts and hot springs in New Mexico Ojo Caliente has geothermal mineral waters that have continued flowing for thousands of years. This is the only hot spring in the world that has four different kinds of mineral water; soda, arsenic, lithium and iron each having unique therapeutic qualities. Spa services include an assortment of body treatments, mud pool, massage therapy and skin care.
Accommodations provided by Ojo Caliente Resort &
Spa are absolutely stunning and decorated with a colorful
southwestern flair. The Spa offers private homes, cottages,
cliff-side suites, an RV park and a historical hotel built
in the 1916 that offers on-site dining. This is one of
the more popular spa attractions in New Mexico
Many of the 77 hot springs are located near other exciting attractions in New Mexico. The Jemez Valley provides a concentration of attractions in New Mexico and is also home to numerous natural flowing hot springs including McCauley Warm Springs, San Antonio Hot Springs and the Jemez Springs Bath House. Santa Fe National Forest, the national scenic byway of the Jemez Mountain Trail and Bandelier Monument are all located in the area and are well known attractions in New Mexico.