Manby Hot Springs Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Manby Hot Springs Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
9 days ago

The trail was fine. Getting down to the springs and back up is easy enough. A disappointing amount of trash and old clothes are strewn about all around the springs, as well as dog poop on the trail. Met a few nice people at the bottom. If you have a couple extra hours, and don't want to go too far from Taos, give it a shot. Once was probably enough for me.

hiking
25 days ago

So I didn't have high hopes but I was pleasantly surprised on a Sunday morning. nobody around but a friendly naked artist, quiet, warm. very relaxing after having climbed Wheeler the day before.

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1 month ago

3 months ago

Awesome views, hot springs were warm

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6 months ago

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8 months ago

Hiked down about an hour after sunset. Trail is fairly steep with snowpack and rocks, but very doable with good footwear. Great view of the stars from the bottom of the canyon. Hot springs were warm, but too cold to go in at night.

Note: 4 wheel drive is required to access trailhead in the winter. We had to park about .5 miles down the road and walk to the trailhead because of the road conditions.

10 months ago

A nice short downhill rocky hike.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Fun, beautiful scenery. Very rocky.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

Short hike. Beautiful canyon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Small hike down. Springs are great.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Easy, beautiful trail down to the hot springs. The road leading to the trailhead is a bit rough, but it's manageable if you take it slow.

hiking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Great trail down to the springs which are right next to the river. I was there April 2014.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Very scenic springs. On an old wagon road. Also the site of the springs in "Easy Rider". Take Tune road all the way out to the Dobson House sign and stay left. About a half mile later the road will dead end into a parking lot (unless you have a high clearance vehicle). Anyhow this is where you want to park. Keep all valuables out of sight. This lot is notorious for break-ins.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Don't trust google maps getting there. Be sure to go directly to trailhead. That's your only real access. The trail in is nice and easy. keep an eye out for bighorns and petroglyphs. The pools are roomy, with three options at different temperatures. Well worth the time and effort. Expect company and enjoy the river.

hiking
Saturday, April 21, 2012