Ponce de Leon Hot Springs

EASY 6 reviews

Ponce de Leon Hot Springs is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.4 miles
164 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips


hot springs


2 months ago

nice easy hike. Not well marked.

2 months ago

I am not sure what the other reviewer's experienced, but it was not what we saw. the trail is a dirt road then after walking through someone's property it becomes undicernable as to what is a trail when we tried to stick to the line on the app it said we were at the end only to be looking at dead end. after wondering way off what it said was the way, we found what appeared to be or what used to be a pool and the stream next to it was warm. but looked nothing like the picture or the description. we have used this app many times and this is the first bad experience.

3 months ago

I have thought about this place quite often. It looks a lot different since 1971. It takes me back to another time. Many hour were spent in those pools. I miss those people I was with. Only two of us left. I will be back to visit soon. It says to enter a star rating before submitting this. LOL At night looking up...More stars than could be counted by man. Only god knows how many. In 1971...5 stars

11 months ago

the springs are magical and hypnotic. spiritual place for sure. short walk to springs. used directions from all trails and they seem to have been corrected from since other commenter stated their incorrectness. I also used the other website mentioned to help with directions.

11 months ago

It was perfect! Such a cool little soak spot! The only problem is how to find it. There are so many possibilities when it comes to getting lost. I'd ask a local for directions before you go. That would be best.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Awesome. Not that hot but it's beautiful.