San Francisco Hot Springs

EASY 13 reviews
#13 of 50 trails in

San Francisco Hot Springs is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glenwood, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.5 miles
459 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips


hot springs


9 days ago

Should be considered a moderate hike. Beautiful canyon. Never did find the hot springs, no pools, river was warm though. Beautiful dragonfly’s everywhere.

1 month ago

We did this hike in April , great scenery with the rock cliffs , we did see a mountain goat high above looking down at us . Pretty good grade coming back up out of the canyon . Will probably do this one again during cooler months

2 months ago

nice hike, not much shade. steep climb down to the river. in July the springs were only Bathtub warm, not hot. Could be a seasonal thing.

8 months ago

I took my 4 children ages 5-13 to the springs last week (Jan 13, 2018). The trail was easy enough and the trailhead was super easy to find. When you get to the bottom of the trail to the river, cross and then turn left. The springs will be on the river bank. There are about 4-5 pools. It was a bit crowded but we went on a long weekend. The towns people are super friendly and you should stop off and eat in their cafes. Patronize their businesses.

8 months ago

Trail can be difficult close to the river. The canyon is beautiful and hot springs are small but relaxing. Primitive camping at trail head.

9 months ago

Very fun Trail. The canyons are beautiful. The hot springs felt very nice!

Monday, July 31, 2017

This is more Moderate then easy. Very little shade but well worth the walk the river is beautiful when we went the river was too high to cross so hot spring was not there

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