Spence Hot Springs, Jemez Springs

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  • 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 th...  more »
  • Just 15 minutes walk from the lifting of parking and you are spot on. Unfortunately there are no pointers and want someone showed you this place. The water is warm, so it's best to go there in the summer. Our children really enjoyed splashing around. By the way all the stones, which lined the bottom of swimming pools very slippery because overgrown and nobody cleans between the pools there is a grotto and white flowers bloom at the entrance. Negligent customers leave trash
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  • 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 h...  more »
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  • Parking is limited here and requires steep downhill and uphill hike to reach the springs. Lots of trash in the area and we tried to pick up as much as possible. Beer cans, clothing, used candles, etc. Trail and springs are obviously heavily used. Very nice view of the valley below but water temp was only 90 degrees and flow rate was pretty low. Overall, I would not visit again. Sad to resources abused like this.
  • Beautiful hike, but the springs are cold. This hot spring must've gotten married because it has stopped putting out. If you want it warmer, pee in it.
  • Extremely beautiful and worth the short hike for the view/vista but don’t plan on soaking. Pool is barely warm and just not worth it. There have been reports of the area being dirty and unkept but that was not our experience. We enjoyed a nice picnic next to the springs then headed out. It is a busy spot, so go early to catch a parking place.
  • AKA the Hippie Hot Springs. I spent an amazing evening there on a freezing cold night in March. It was my second time there. As long as I stayed in the water I was warm. The people I met and the veiw of the stars made it a night I will never forget.
  • You have to crawl back into the rock to get to the good stuff.
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