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Address: Jemez Springs, NM
Description: Bathing suits are optional as you soak away your worries in the 102 degree...
Bathing suits are optional as you soak away your worries in the 102 degree hot spring pools that offer soft, sandy bottoms.
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Nice hot spring not too far the road

I didn't have a lot of time to hike and found Spence Hot Spring was not far from the parking area and decided to try it. Even though this is only 0.5miles one way there is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I didn't have a lot of time to hike and found Spence Hot Spring was not far from the parking area and decided to try it. Even though this is only 0.5miles one way there is a significant elevation change (approx 170 feet) with the parking lot only being 20feet lower than the hot springs. You need to hike down... More 

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detroit
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

so I went March 29, 2015 just to see how it was like....I've read all the reviews but we decided to check it out. I went with my 1.5yr old and 5yr old. basically it's like this. from the parking lot....the hot springs is a little higher than your eye level on the mountian. so the hike is going down... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I agree with the other posts. Easily accessible from the parking lot (which is intentionally small) but quite treacherous and slippery. The springs are only 'warm' and quite 'slimy'. Worth seeing but I wouldn't go twice.

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connecticut
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163 reviews 163 reviews
88 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The hike to the springs is a nice one: through the woods, over the river and up a mountain. It is not that far from the parking area but switchbacks uphill for about 15 minutes. It can be a little steep and slippery during the wet or icy months. Just take your time for the reward of a nice soak... More 

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xxx
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433 reviews 433 reviews
130 attraction reviews
923 helpful votes 923 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Do not get me wrong, it only takes like 15 minutes hike from parking lot to the Hot Springs up the hill and you will get plenty of photo op. There are a cascade (actually like 3 total if you overstretch) of hot spring pools where people tend to skinny dip and also bring beers, picnic food to enjoy this... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was my very first time in a hot spring. There were three of us...a good friend of mine, my wife, and myself. When we arrived, tourists from Austin, Texas, were there...two guys and two gals, all in their twenties and all naked. My wife had worn her bikini under her clothes, but my friend and I found separate areas... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

From my first time there 35 years ago. The springs was still very popular yet the water was hot. Not parking is very limited. Which is good to keep from over population. The water temp has dropped. 90deg. Maby! Still very beautiful.

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Vietnam
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went there early April around 11:00 AM during weekday so it is not too crowded and no nudity. It is still a bit cold up there but it was just perfect once you sit down in the warm water and enjoyed the beautiful surrounding. There were other families with children and couples. We had good conversations with people there... More 

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dallas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Went with my grown daughter and the Srings are not marked (Probably to keep the amount of people down to a minimum). But there is a small parking off the side of the hwy and a railed foot path from there to the stream which is beautiful. From there it is not readily easy travel. But an easy hike (there... More 

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Alto, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Its a 10 minute hike to a dirty spring that is no longer hot. Signs around the spring warn of bacteria in it. There is trash, bottles, and mucky murky water. We only put our legs in it. It wasn't even lukewarm.

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