Explore the most popular hot springs trails in New Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A long walk if the gate is locked(10 miles there and back) but the water is perfect. Stayed in long enough, we weren’t even cold when we got out(upper 30’s) All in all well worth the walk

Very easy and beautiful views but hot springs are luke warm at best. We took a picnic lunch and enjoyed the great views and unseasonably warm December weather but didn’t bother to even dip our feet in. Simple half mile trip is worth it for the views.

I have been here 4 times, I always enjoy the springs any time of the year! looking forward to catching that annual September trip @Thomas and Jay!

hiking
21 days ago

We hiked somewhat of this "trail" today. Most of it was a private driveway with houses along it. Would anyone elaborate the route they took and a bit more specific directions? I would love to go back out and see if we can find the petroglyphs. I just had a difficult time justifying walking onto someones property, maybe I am in the worng area? I followed the map and directions as listed above.
Karen, would you be able to remember?

Beautiful hike, albeit rocky at times, but worth it for beautiful hot springs , views, and proximity to the Rio Grande

This is not marked well at all. Ran into some hikers coming off trail 137 and they said the hot springs would be on the trail. We never found it. Luckily some locals told us the trailhead was at battleships rock. Trail 137 was a great hike and very pretty but can’t say there are any hot springs there.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a fun day hike! We took our dog and she loved it, too. The springs are more luke-warm than hot, but it feels good to soak for a bit after working up a little sweat on the slight incline! Definitely recommend for everyone, four legged friends included :)

Super easy trail with some beautiful vistas of the Rio Grande river ending in a sweet hot spring pool.

Water was pretty warm and the views were great! Any visitors PLEASE pick up your trash. It’s sad to see beer cans floating in the water.

Was our first natural hot spring and had a lovely time. At 2PM on a Wednesday, was one other group of people also there and one had just left, but more were on there way as we were departing at 3. Not too crowded. The 5 mile road in is indeed fit only for an SUV, but our Forrester did fine taking it slow and using the Xmode in the steeper ditches. Recent rain and mud would have made it impossible in our small SUV. Just make sure to budget enough time for the off-roading - took about an hour. From there, the gorgeous short hike and the reward of the spring were a perfect escape.

hiking
2 months ago

Great relaxing spot, watch out for the tarantulas. Pools are not too hot.

Easy walk down to the river... not a perfect path but short and doable :)
The views, and warm water were soothing for sure!

Definitely one of the best hikes! Amazing scenery and pretty easy trails. The water has all temperatures and is perfect. We are definitely going back!

Did not find it there are no signs! Sad was looking forward to the hike! What a shame New Mexico has such beautiful places just needs more signs and directions to get to places!

I really loved the view. Its so peacefully there.

walking
2 months ago

Easy trail with some beautiful color changes and river/small lake. About half way is a cute barn that has been certified as a historic building. Recommend it for a quick walk to relax.

Nice hike. Water was warm not hot. The little fish nibbling at your feet are the best. Easy to find.

awesome untill a creepy old guy took his clothes off and got in the hot spring we were in...there are 3 and none had anyone there...strange...

hiking
2 months ago

The Gila is Sooo nice, hot springs, camping, river crossings, canyons, wildlife.

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