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McCauley Hot Spring

Jemez Springs, NM
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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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Washington, D.C.
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190 reviews 190 reviews
51 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We walked the four mile round-trip from Jemez Falls to McCauley Hot Springs. It passed through beautiful country and the Springs were clean and welcoming. I would suggest getting an early start as the springs can get crowded later in the day.

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Alto, New Mexico
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Walking from Jemez Falls parking lot its two miles all down hill. That means its two miles back up hill. Its worth the hike! Bring your own drinking water as there is none at the parking lot.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This hot springs is really not "hot" as it is warm and cool at the same time. These are three separate natural pools all about 500 square foot or so hidden in the Jemez forest. Getting there is not easy if you aren't in good shape - it will definitely let you know what you need to exercise after this... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The hike to this warm spring was a highlight of our visit to Jemez Springs. If you love nature, beautiful vistas and a wilderness soak, this is it.

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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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108 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 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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