San Antonio Hot Springs

While staying in Jemez, New Mexico, we decided to take a trip to some hot springs in order to unwind from the past week of highlining and climbing. The springs are located along forest road 376 on San Antonio Mountain.

 Peter and Chris doing some slacklining along forest road 376

Peter and Chris doing some slacklining along forest road 376

We decided that our vehicles wouldn't be capable enough on the rough and washed out road  that leads to the trailhead for the springs--any 4x4 vehicle would be able to do it easily, but with our vans we decided it was better not to risk it. Instead we parked at the intersection of NM state road 126 and forest road 376, and hiked 5.6 miles into the springs.

 

Nestled on the side of the San Antonio mountains, the springs consisted of a series of cascading pools. The top was the biggest and hottest, and the pools were milder as you approached the bottom. On a Friday afternoon it was a pretty busy place, but everyone there was respectful of the area and the people around them. The layout of the springs meant that it did not seem crowded even with a few dozen people there.

Clothing is optional.