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Address: Jemez Springs, NM
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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 free hot springs in the nature

The views from here are great, the little hike too (around 15 minutes). However try to go on a weekday or it will be fully crowded. I liked that it is in the nature, however it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
silthalion
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Malaga, Spain
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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had an exciting hike to the beautiful Spence Hot Spring and took a nice soak in the waters beofre hiking back down. The views are outstanding!

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Malaga, Spain
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from here are great, the little hike too (around 15 minutes). However try to go on a weekday or it will be fully crowded. I liked that it is in the nature, however it is not very big (only 2 small pools) and people are not always respectful with each other (loud music, smoking, kids yelling, leaving trash,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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142 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I decided to do the natural spring rather than a paid one. The hike up to the spring is much longer than it states in the description. It's pretty small, the hot water comes out of a tiny cave. we squeezed 4 adults in. There was a family of shrieking kids out in the main spring area... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My partner and I went here after seeing all the positive reviews while searching for natural hot springs. The town around it, Jemez Springs, is cute and small and very welcoming to visitors. The parking at the entrance of the trail was decent and I could tell immediately it was going to be a popular place that day. The trail... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I was at Spence Springs about twenty years ago, as a former hippie, and yes, we all skinny-dipped.The nearby Jemez Pueblo has roadside stands selling very delicious Native American Fried bread, and tacos made from it. YUMMY!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I love traveling to different places to see what hot springs have to offer, this one has beautiful views and a little cave you can soak in.

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1 Thank Stephanie L
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This local hot spring has been written up so many times in so many publications that it is often very crowded. A parking area was added several years ago and now every tourist who has read about it thinks they have to stop. Cars overflow the parking area and park along the side of Hwy. 4 many days especially in... More 

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Bonita, California
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Back when this spring pool was gorgeous and hot, it would have received a 5 star rating. Now it is just another over-touristed easily accessible pot hole on the side of a hill. I'm an advocate of "Half the fun is getting there" as was my original February 2 hour cross country ski. I thought I had reached a place... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

the relatively short and easy hike to the springs is so worth the experience of hoping in the natural hot springs, especially in the winter! be sure to go in the small cave...it's even warmer in there! But not too hot...about 98 degrees in the top pool...88 in the bottom pool

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Watching the sunset in a natural hot spring on the side of a mountain... yea, we did it... and it was pretty awesome! My girlfriend and I were concerned about the fact that it was for "day use" only. Meaning that we were supposed to be out of there at sunset. But we stayed until nearly 8:30pm. The water itself... More 

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