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Winter Hot Springs road trip

Great 1 mile hike to hot springs. Not as hot as I would prefer, and people have left trash there... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska
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Outdoorsy Spa

When we first pulled up, my friend and I thought the hike would be quite far and difficulty, but we... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Bathing suits are optional as you soak away your worries in the 102 degree hot spring pools that offer soft, sandy bottoms.
Jemez Springs, NM
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Great 1 mile hike to hot springs. Not as hot as I would prefer, and people have left trash there, but still fun to do in winter when no one is there. Two people were just leaving as we arrived. You crawl inside a cave...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alaskadiana
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The springs are not hot. They are barely tepid. It was a huge disappointment. It's an interesting area for hiking although parts are a bid difficult, but I certainly would not recommend going for the springs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frank E
Reviewed October 23, 2018

When we first pulled up, my friend and I thought the hike would be quite far and difficulty, but we were pleasantly surprised. The springs weren't as hot as we thought they would be, but still warm. GREAT views! Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 716AllisonR
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This place used to be wonderful. The water is cooler now, pools are dirty. The Forest Service and internet have ruined the place. With all the children felt more like kiddie park. Clothing optional now? I think not with all the children. Some trash where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank X9570FJdavids
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We couldn’t go to Giggling Springs because we had kids under 14 with us so this was Plan B. I liked that parking was easy with lots of space. The trail is also pretty easy especially with kiddos. It gets a little slippery higher up....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ashley N
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Short hike to a really attractive set up but be prepared. You most certainly won't be alone and the water is lukewarm at best these days. There are two main pools with the higher one being slightly warmer (negligible). There is also a small cave...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank jrog9832
Reviewed January 25, 2018

As others have mentioned, this is more aptly a "warm spring." I visited on a brisk 25 F morning in January and was the only person there. Very accessible spring, only about a 10-15 minute walk from the parking area, which you can actually see...More

Date of experience: January 2018
6  Thank astroguy22
Reviewed October 22, 2017

As noted in other reviews, the Jemez Springs area is lovely. Spence Hot Springs is not the nicest because of lots of litter. The springs are only luke warm, and I only saw dogs go in, the people who hiked up all just decided to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
11  Thank S G
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

The whole area is pretty and worth spending a day hiking. This particular spot is ruined by people hanging out and leaving behind trash (dirty diapers, plastic bottles). Also dog and possible human feces line the trail. Spend your afternoon on one of the other...More

Date of experience: July 2017
8  Thank Kristina G
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

This used to be a really nice place to visit. Unfortunately, some people have no respect for the environment and just litter everywhere. Always crowded. I filled a bag with trash that I found inside and around the pools.

Date of experience: July 2017
6  Thank Eduardo N
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July 18, 2018|
Response from astroguy22 | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 0.3 miles with 100-150 feet of elevation gain. Water temperature coming from the spring (cave of the upper pool) is constant, in the low 90s. The pools themselves cool off depending on the outdoor air... More
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March 31, 2018|
Response from astroguy22 | Reviewed this property |
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