Memorial Day Sale! Get a year of AllTrails Pro for only $14.99
Get Started

San Antonio Hot Springs

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(124)
Santa Fe National Forest

San Antonio Hot Springs is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Alamos, New Mexico that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 370 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

hot springs

views

wild flowers

muddy

snow

NOTE: As of April 2020, it is reported that the hot springs and the gate for vehicles are closed due to COVID-19. Please check the park website for more information. PLEASE NOTE: During winter months, the gate is closed making this a 10 mile round trip hike, most of which is along the closed road. When the gate is open, this hike is less than a mile round-trip. Please check with the Santa Fe National Forest for road status. 4x4 vehicles are recommended.

hiking
10 days ago

Went today for the first time. What a beautiful spot!!! Gate was closed so I made the 5 mile trek and it was so worth it. Next time I will be bringing my bike

hiking
1 month ago

Gate for vehicles is closed. There is a sign that Hot Springs are closed due to Covid-19 but a bunch of people were still in the water. We didn’t get in but enjoy our hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Hello! Does anyone know if the trail is still open at this time?

hiking
1 month ago

Back entrance to the hot springs

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Gate is still closed as of March 16, 2020. Great hike but the snow is turning into slush as the afternoon progresses.

hiking
2 months ago

Gate was still closed! Walked over 6 miles down the road and never found a trail head to get down to the springs, so I don’t know where we went wrong. Ended up just hiking back out! It was snowing pretty consistently throughout the day. Edit: realized I went wrong because the directions on the app took me to the gate on road 144 and I should’ve walked up the road that was 100 feet to the East of it

hiking
2 months ago

Anyone been up there the last few days?? I'm sure the gate is still closed but wondering if you are able to see the trail with the snow.

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

The main gate was closed, and road was snowy with a couple of muddy spots. Walking at a good pace it takes about 90 minutes to get to the hot springs. No need for snowshoes, but trekking poles will be useful. Water temp is really great, contrasting with the low 40’s temp today. Beautiful place. There are about 4 ponds, middle to small size, so try to arrive early on weekends to enjoy enough room. From Jemez going North on Hwy 4 you will pass Battleship rock. 5 miles ahead turn left on NM-126 (convenience store). Stay on 126 for about 3.8 miles and you will find FS road 376 (mile marker 35) and make a right. If the gate is closed you park right there and walk about 5 miles on FS 376 it is not a trail but a dirt road. A sign for the hot springs marks the last 1 1/2 miles trail to the springs on the right.

hiking
private property
snow
4 months ago

Follow the road an go along the river.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

5.5-6 miles one way in the snow. We took snowshoes but really hiking boots would have been fine, since a path in the snow by previous hikers/snowshoers already exists. The hot springs were perfect temperature, serene and beautiful. Hard work to get there though!

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
4 months ago

So beautiful but winter is not the best time to enjoy this area, although you’ll have the place to yourself. Very difficult this time of year.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

We went this weekend and used snow shoes, but could have made the hike without. Huge icy puddles on the way up from the lower gate so didn’t attempt to drive without a high clearance vehicle. Beautiful scenery and pleasant hike. Hot springs weren’t too crowded and had the place almost to ourselves when we arrived around noon.

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

So worth it! Hot springs are amazing and hot! You don’t need snow shoes if you just stay on the trail. The gate is closed so it’s about 5.7 miles hike there, and 5.7 miles back. A total of just over 11 miles. You should definitely start hiking around 10:30am to get there and stay long enough in order to enjoy the hot springs. We hiked the last 3 miles in the dark but it wasn’t bad. Bring lots of water! Cheers

hiking
icy
snow
5 months ago

DO NOT DRIVE UP TO THE TRAILHEAD. You will get stuck. If you don’t have an all wheel drive high clearance vehicle, do not attempt driving up to the trailhead. The road to the trailhead has massive patches of puddles that you will get stuck on. And the entire way up is completely snowed in. Many ppl got stuck going up. It is about 5-6 miles to the trailhead. You need spikes otherwise you will be slipping and sliding the entire way up. But it is so worth it. Bring a NM beer but don’t litter. Take it all in. It’s stunning.

hiking
icy
snow
5 months ago

The gate was open as of December 13th to drive up. However my SVU wouldn’t make it. I don’t have four wheel drive. There is no way you’re getting up there in a vehicle unless you have it. We decided to hike it. It was about an hour and half hike to the springs. It was beautiful. You will want to go early so you can enjoy it all day. It closes at sunset. There was no trash, it was quite and very peaceful. If you don’t want to make the hike up to the San Antonio the Spence hot springs are closer and not a big hike. If you want to know if the gate is closed or not you can call the Santa Fe National Forest and they can give you details

hiking
5 months ago

Anyone know if the Gate is still open?

hiking
snow
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The gate was open November 26th with a couple of 4x4 vehicles making it through to the gate closest to the trail. This is the most beautiful spring in my opinion. Hot with beautiful views. So worth the hike in. I shared it with a Russian man and Chinese family. We all shared our food and drink. Neat experience.

hiking
8 months ago

Gate was open labor day weekend. went at night and it was pretty cool.

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
10 months ago

Gate was open as of mid-july. HUGE ruts in the dirt road along with HUGE boulders in the road. Not sure if forest service is going to clear them/ fix ruts. Springs were beautfiul as always and pretty busy. Absolutely only drive down there in a lifted vehicle with mud tires. Do not drive stock anything to the springs. One of the boulders is too big to drive even a smart car around.

Showing results 1 - 20 of 124