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McCauley Hot Spring

Jemez Springs, NM
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Jemez Springs
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: You have to hike about two miles to view the clear, warm spring located in the mountains.
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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice hike in from the top of Jemez Falls, then another 2 miles out the bottom to Battleship Rock. Park one car at the bottom and drive to the Falls campground to start the hike. Springs are not hot, but warm, little fish nibble your toes. Watch out for poison ivy.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My husband and I went to McCauley warm/hot springs in May 2013. There are two trail heads. We took the trail head from Jemez Fall campground parking lot because it was the shortest trail to the hot springs, only 4 miles round trip. The trail to the springs was 90% downhill and was strenuous in many places. We had to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We went with 3 adults and 2 smalls kids. This was a great hike for little ones; 2 and 5. It's a nice challenge for young kids and you have to help them along the way but it's safe. The springs were smaller than we expected but still pretty cool. They were warm and not hot. Some of the other... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I have done this hike to the warm springs (not hot -- more like a heated swimming pool) from Battleship Rock and from Jemez Falls. The trail from Jemez Falls is easy to follow, though a bit strenuous on the return portion, and probably a bit longer than the trail from the Battleship Rock side at 2 miles. I haven't... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

From the Jemez Falls trailhead (at the end of the campground). It is moderate to strenuous hike to the spring, over 2 miles. The trailhead may be busy but everyone is probably going to the Falls. There are two pools, the upper is larger and more a warm than hot spring.

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Salmon Arm
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Nice hike in but in early March you need at least 98.6 not 90 degrees to make you want to run bare through the snow. Trails are not well marked and deer trails abound.

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Albuquerque
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

These springs are an enjoyable hike in and have a great wilderness setting. They are definitely shallow warm springs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012 via mobile

Great slightly strenuous hike from battleship rock totally worth the amazing views and gorgeous hot springs. HOWEVER these pools are not hot enough to make it worthwhile in the winter.

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PITTSBURGH
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

I was worried about a hot trek in followed by a hot spring (it being June) but the hike was interesting, up-and-down terrain (we started from the waterfall side, not the ship rock side) though it seemed longer than the advertised "couple of miles." We dawdled after hearing there were "20-some kids from the camp" there, and arrived to find... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2005

After a quite warm, 2 mile hike up, to jump into the hot spring was Heaven on Earth! Nobody else was there. The neon tetras danced at our feet and the water was crystal clear! I recommend going on a weekday, early, so you can enjoy the experience on your own. I would imagine it is crowded on the weekends.

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