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Drive if you can

I've heard unless you have a 4WD it's a long hike from 126. I would drive as the hike is about 2.5... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
dan665
Waaaay out of the way. Don't even consider going unless you have a high clearance, 4x4 vehicle.

Waaaay out of the way. Don't even consider going unless you have a high clearance, 4x4 vehicle. We... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
pamelaL74
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Boerne, Texas
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

You either have to hike 4 miles or drive on a nasty road for any vehicle. The springs smell like a rotten eggs and the view is not that good. I could smell bears nearby and saw signs of wolves. I would avoid this nasty...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I've heard unless you have a 4WD it's a long hike from 126. I would drive as the hike is about 2.5 miles. There are a lot of deep holes and rocks on the road. I WOULD NOT DRIVE A SEDAN UP THERE. Other than...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dan665
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Do not listen to the local at the store down the road. He told us that he was not drive a car the he cared about to the parking lot near the path to the Hotsprings so we parked at the bottom and hiked 10...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 6 January 2018

People ruin everything, ya know? So as of 12/27 the gate is open and if you have some experience driving a 4x4 road you can easily make it all the way up. Even a Subaru would be fine. CRV type vehicle could be pushing it...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The forest road was rough in a few places, but our rental Nissan Rouge handled it well. Some of the roughest parts were in the first mile. At mile 2 was the most challenging collection of ruts. After about 4.4 miles we arrived at a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

They have very few parking places. We waited, but nothing opened up. The big lot "for groups" just next to the parking lot was closed. We spoke with other disappointed travelers who had the same problem. We were willing to walk a mile +, but...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Waaaay out of the way. Don't even consider going unless you have a high clearance, 4x4 vehicle. We were lucky enough to be able to drive the 5 miles in, and not have to hike in the cold rain. The drive was very rough and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
5  Thank pamelaL74
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Who knew that New Mexico was the land of enchantment and really awesome hot springs? I was visiting Santa Fe on business and had an extra day to myself. Rather than stay in town, I decided to see what hikes were recommended in the mountains...More

Date of experience: August 2016
12  Thank TopperCran
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