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Outdoorsy Spa

When we first pulled up, my friend and I thought the hike would be quite far and difficulty, but we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Small little springs with an awesome view

We couldn’t go to Giggling Springs because we had kids under 14 with us so this was Plan B. I liked... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Ashley N
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Bathing suits are optional as you soak away your worries in the 102 degree hot spring pools that offer soft, sandy bottoms.
Jemez Springs, NM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we first pulled up, my friend and I thought the hike would be quite far and difficulty, but we were pleasantly surprised. The springs weren't as hot as we thought they would be, but still warm. GREAT views! Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This place used to be wonderful. The water is cooler now, pools are dirty. The Forest Service and internet have ruined the place. With all the children felt more like kiddie park. Clothing optional now? I think not with all the children. Some trash where...More

2  Thank David S
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We couldn’t go to Giggling Springs because we had kids under 14 with us so this was Plan B. I liked that parking was easy with lots of space. The trail is also pretty easy especially with kiddos. It gets a little slippery higher up....More

1  Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Short hike to a really attractive set up but be prepared. You most certainly won't be alone and the water is lukewarm at best these days. There are two main pools with the higher one being slightly warmer (negligible). There is also a small cave...More

2  Thank jrog9832
Reviewed 25 January 2018

As others have mentioned, this is more aptly a "warm spring." I visited on a brisk 25 F morning in January and was the only person there. Very accessible spring, only about a 10-15 minute walk from the parking area, which you can actually see...More

6  Thank astroguy22
Reviewed 22 October 2017

As noted in other reviews, the Jemez Springs area is lovely. Spence Hot Springs is not the nicest because of lots of litter. The springs are only luke warm, and I only saw dogs go in, the people who hiked up all just decided to...More

11  Thank txnat
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The whole area is pretty and worth spending a day hiking. This particular spot is ruined by people hanging out and leaving behind trash (dirty diapers, plastic bottles). Also dog and possible human feces line the trail. Spend your afternoon on one of the other...More

8  Thank Kristina G
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This used to be a really nice place to visit. Unfortunately, some people have no respect for the environment and just litter everywhere. Always crowded. I filled a bag with trash that I found inside and around the pools.

6  Thank Eduardo N
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This place use to be amazing. Sadly it is now trashed, the water temperature seems questionable, and visitors treat it like a party at a public pool. 18 years ago I started visiting this place several times a year, for many years.... Winter, spring summer,...More

9  Thank Ann L
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We visited in April with 3 kids (youngest was 6). The place is easy to find, we were given a map by the ranger at the Jemez historic site (worth a stop on its own) down the road. The climb was easy enough, around 30...More

2  Thank Boaz K
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18 July 2018|
Response from astroguy22 | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 0.3 miles with 100-150 feet of elevation gain. Water temperature coming from the spring (cave of the upper pool) is constant, in the low 90s. The pools themselves cool off depending on the outdoor air... More
Christian M
31 March 2018|
Response from astroguy22 | Reviewed this property |
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