McCauley Hot Springs, Battleship Rock, Jemez Springs, New Mexico


Posted: April 4, 2010

Category: New Mexico, North America, United States, View All

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Hot springs–consisting of three pools at different temperatures. The top springs, consist of a pool of hot water — temperature is unknown (to me) at this time, this pool feeds into both lower pools. Top pool has vegetation on lower end of it and is the smallest pool. The second pool, is warm, has more vegetation and contains Rio Grande Silvery Minnows (endangered species). However, the minnows don’t seem to be bothered by visitors enjoying the springs! Just keep in mind and respect that they are endangered and protected. The third pool is quite a bit cooler, and as it goes down the mountain, it feeds into the creek below which later feeds into the Rio Grande River. ….Sacred place of Native Americans! Petroglyphs in the area!

Nearest Address

Between Battleship Rock and Jemez Falls, in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.

Directions from Nearest Address

Just follow the trails, which are clearly marked from Battleship Rock and Jemez Falls!

Vital Information

  • Fee: Free to public, depending on which entrance you use or park at. Otherwise, for picnic area, $3 to $5 dollars.
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

Year round at Battleship Rock (west/southwest of the springs). However, it is a three mile hike, to and from it! Seasonal, if parking at camping area at Jemez Falls, which opens in the Spring, closed in Winter –however, hike is shorter from campgrounds (which is north/northeast of the springs)!


N 35.828357 and W -106.642257

Map Link: McCauley Hot Springs Map

Submitted by: Annette R. Grant

  1. Trailbunny says:

    We actually call it McCauley Warm’s warm…not hot…it’s a lovely hike there..keep it clean…

  2. Dorothy says:

    I’m looking for drinking water that hasn’t been treated with chemical filtration processes (i.e. any type of carbon filters).

    Does anyone have advice/insight into whether this water can be used for regular drinking needs? Are there any other naturally filtered water sources in NM or Southern CO that people can recommend?

    Much appreciated!

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