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Small little springs with an awesome view

We couldn’t go to Giggling Springs because we had kids under 14 with us so this was Plan B. I liked... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Ashley N
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Great view but plenty to be desired

Short hike to a really attractive set up but be prepared. You most certainly won't be alone and the... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
jrog9832
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Arvada, Colorado
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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.
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Jemez Springs, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank David S
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

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

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

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

11  Thank txnat
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

7  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.

6  Thank Eduardo N
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This place use to be amazing. Sadly it is now trashed, the water temperature seems questionable, and visitors treat it like a party at a public pool. 18 years ago I started visiting this place several times a year, for many years.... Winter, spring summer,...More

9  Thank Ann L
Reviewed April 19, 2017

We visited in April with 3 kids (youngest was 6). The place is easy to find, we were given a map by the ranger at the Jemez historic site (worth a stop on its own) down the road. The climb was easy enough, around 30...More

2  Thank Boaz K
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The parking lot was near capacity and busy by late afternoon. The 15 minute brisk walk to the spring may be trying for some and expect a crowd at that time. The water was tepid and questionable quality but the mountain view is something.

5  Thank move2wonder
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cfn823
July 18, 2018|
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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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Christian M
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