Hot Springs & Spas
As the name implies, Jemez Springs is abundant in natural hot springs which derive from the super volcano, the Valles Caldera National Preserve just 17 miles north. Several primitive hot springs make Jemez Springs a delight for hikers who are rewarded by beautiful waterfalls or comforting hot springs. Spence Hot Springs near Soda Dam, McCauley Hot Springs close to Battleship Rock, and San Antonio Hot Springs in the Santa Fe National Forest are accessible via hikes ranging from easy to challenging. Commercial hot springs, spas and bath houses in Jemez Springs provide a more controlled, cleaner environment in which to soak and relax. Whether its soaking your cares away under a starry sky or taking advantage of an herbal wrap or massage, Jemez Springs’ facilities are reasonably priced yet top notch.
Jemez Springs Bath House
Village owned, the bath house is over 100 years old and is a State Historical Site. From half hour soaks to wraps and other services, the facility includes four massage treatment rooms and eight bath tubs. The original rock enclosure where the original geyser was established in 1860 is on site. Free soaks on birthdays. Read more about Jemez Springs Bath House here.
Jemez Hot Springs
Formerly the “Giggling Springs,” Jemez Hot Springs is now under new management. It features four outdoor pools with natural mineral water of varying temperatures between 98 and 105 degrees f. Jemez Hot Springs is located along the Jemez River with a view of colorful Virgin Mesa.
Cañon del Rio Retreat & Spa
Featuring six individually decorated adobe style rooms, outdoor swimming pool with view of Virgin Mesa, art gallery, spa services and hot tub. Located along the Jemez River, the facility includes top notch breakfast and large dining area for large groups.
- Website: http://www.canondelrio.com/
16445 Hwy. 4
Jemez Springs, NM 87025
- Phone: 575-829-4377
Check website or call for current hours.
Adobe Morning Day Spa and Retreat
Jemez Springs’ newest Day Spa, Adobe Morning Day Spa offers spa packages, massage services and handcrafted bath items to help reconnect with nature. $5 off service
Primitive Hot Springs
The following hot springs are on public land and are for day-use only (sunrise to sunset). Overnight camping is prohibited at these locations. There are no facilities at these locations. Bathing suits are required. Littering and fires are strictly prohibited. These springs are administered by the US Forest Service (local headquarters at the north end of the Village of Jemez Springs, just south of Soda Dam).
The phone number for current spring conditions and accessibility is 575-829-3535.
McCauley Warm Springs
Located between Battleship Rock and Jemez Falls, McCauley is a 3.8 mile loop with two warm pools. Hiking trail 137 can be accessed via Battleship Rock picnic area.
GPS: N 35.828357 and W -106.642257
Spence Hot Spring
Located seven miles north of Jemez Springs. One of the most heavily visited of primitive hot springs. Large parking lot on the east side of highway 4, follow the short trail down to the river and up the other side to the springs. Spring maintains 95 degree temps.
GPS: 35.849 N, 106.631
San Antonio Hot Spring
Located nine miles north of Jemez Springs, this spring is set in the beauty of the Santa Fe National Forest. Park at Forest Rd. 376 north, then hike five miles to the spring whose temperature hovers around 129 degrees.
GPS: 35.938 N, 106.646 W