Where to Find the Most Relaxing Natural Springs in New Mexico

Did you know that New Mexico is home to some of the world’s most revitalizing natural hot springs? It has been long believed that the volcanic aquifers that flow deep beneath the ground contain mineral waters with special healing abilities. These waters rise from their underground keeps and into many different springs throughout the state. You can find these springs during hikes through the New Mexican wilderness while others have been used to create luxury spas. If you’re looking for a unique way to restore your mind, body, and spirit, here are some of the best natural springs in New Mexico that you won’t want to miss!

If you enjoy your visit to the natural springs in New Mexico, you’ll love the other recommendations we have listed in our free Chimayo Vacation Guide! This handy planning tool is delivered to your inbox instantly and includes all the best recommendations for local attractions, activities, dining, and more.

3 of the Best Natural Springs in New Mexico

  1. Jemez Springs

Located just over an hour and a half from our Chimayo bed & breakfast, Jemez Springs boasts several of New Mexico’s top natural springs.  While not all of them are available for public use, you are permitted to visit these reviving pools:

  • Spence Hot Springs: After a .7-mile hike through the Jemez Valley, you’ll find the pools of Spence Hot Springs! The re-energizing waters are surrounded by New Mexico’s beautiful scenery, making for a truly relaxing experience in nature.
  • Soda Dam: This dam is formed by a stone that stands as one of the oldest in Jemez Valley. The limestone formation is accompanied by a small mineral spring that is open for your enjoyment.
  • Giggling Springs: For the ultimate “me time” experience, a visit to Giggling Springs is in order! This luxury day-spa is home to therapeutic mineral water pools made from ancient seawater that originates deep beneath the Valles Caldera National Park & Preserve.
  1. Ojo Caliente

For a memorable day trip, we encourage you to spend a rejuvenating afternoon at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs. This natural health resort is the only hot spring in the world that contains four kinds of mineral-enriched water including Lithia, iron, soda, and arsenic. Whether you are looking for remedies to the immune system, skin conditions, or even depression, the pools are considered beneficial. You will have your choice of 11 different pools that range in temperature from 80-109 degrees.

  1. Ten Thousand Waves

Located right in Santa Fe, the Ten Thousand Waves Spa is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot springs. Each of the 9 outdoor tubs reflects a sense of serenity that is perfect for melting all of your worries away. Your admission will also include access to the saunas, sun decks, cold plunge, and more. During your visit, be sure to check out their Izanami Restaurant which features authentic Japanese cuisine.

Enjoy a Relaxing Getaway With Casa Escondida

After spending a day at the natural springs in New Mexico, return to our Chimayo bed & breakfast for even more relaxation! Unlike other hotels in the New Mexico mountains, we immerse our guests in the culture of the Southwest with authentically-designed guest rooms, traditional New Mexican breakfast items, and a naturally beautiful setting. If you’re in search of lodging in New Mexico, your search has ended!

Book your stay with Casa Escondida today and we look forward to welcoming you soon!

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