Spence Hot Springs Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
#14 of 72 trails in

Spence Hot Springs Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jemez Pueblo, 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.6 miles
124 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips


hot springs



wild flowers


3 months ago

3 months ago

"Warm springs" at best. The area is kinda trashed too. Should not be a destination point for anyone and you may want to drive past it anyway.

3 months ago

Well..... went here and someone warned about how nasty it was. To be honest, it wouldn't have been terrible if someone didn't ruin it by literally taking a dump right next to the springs. Close enough that the water was lapping it up. So gross. Thank you person who has no respect.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous! It's like sitting on the edge of the mountain, lovely warm pools to relax in. Easy and short little hike to the hot springs. The top pool is much warmer than the bottom. I noticed little fish nibbling at my feet in the bottom pool. Only thing- please take your trash!! Picked up a full garbage bag of trash thrown along the way!! Doesn't make anyone want to get into the springs or even walk the trail with trash everywhere! Keep it as you left it, or it won't be beautiful for long!

6 months ago

6 months ago

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Beautiful short hike and scenery, but the springs were indeed warm, not hot.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sunday, October 09, 2016

The springs should be renamed "Luke Warm Springs". The short hike is nice and beautiful.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Great short hike to the springs

Sunday, September 18, 2016

I love this one! It's easy, developed trail to free hot springs. Typically not too busy when I've gone but I hear it can get busy. A favorite!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wednesday, September 07, 2016


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The waypoint is not at the Springs or even the parking lot. Found this out the hard way. The actual trailhead is about 4.5 miles west on the same road. The hike is short and relatively easy. The springs are mostly natural with a little masonry. The closer to the spring source the warmer, that is, in the neat little cave! Sweet!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Nice trail that is very well kept and maintained. A short hike right off the road, so it is pretty constantly busy.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Slippery toward the top of the trail, but a great hike! The springs were very nice and warm-hot.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I found this trail on here and it was great. The hot springs were rather easy to get to, but it was hard to find a parking spot at the lot was filled. You can also park along the road and walk like 100 feet to the trail head. It was a relatively easy hike, steep in some places and when you get closer to the water it can become slippery. Watch out for the large flat rocks because you can slip on those. The higher pool was warmer at around 88 degrees and the lower one was about 83 degrees. The higher one has more algae and therefore more slippery. There were kids and older people swimming in the springs. Once at the springs, you can get a nice view of the mountains. When we arrived, there were about people there, they left and we were alone for a while until more people came, so it's busy off and on.