San Antonio Hot Spring, Jemez Springs, New Mexico


Posted: November 14, 2010

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

Forest Road 376
Jemez Springs, NM 87025
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The water pours out of metal pipes from a hillside at around 105 degrees. There are several rock lined pools going down the hillside, the largest pool being big enough for 10 people to soak. Cows are grazing all around, the water is pristine, the tubs have a sandy bottom which you can see clearly, amazing views of the valley, and mtns. Just don’t go on a weekend.


Nearest Address

At the north end of forest road 376 near Jemez Springs, NM.

Directions from Nearest Address

From Jemez Springs follow hwy 4 north to state road 126, head west on 126 for 3 miles, then turn north up forest road 376. For this part you’ll need a high clearance vehicle, we saw several compact cars make it, but I wouldn’t recommend it. The spring is at the north end of 376. a 5 1/2 mile hike if you choose not to take the car. At the end of 376 you’ll cross a creek on your right, and scramble up a steep hill to the springs.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: 105° F
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

Supposed to be day use only, but people seem to camp here anyway. 376 is closed in winter.


35.938 N, 106.646 W

Map Link: San Antonio Hot Spring Map

Submitted by: Victoria Gray

  1. Trailbunny says:

    I have enjoyed this spring on many occasions when I lived in New winter you can ski into the hot springs…

  2. Galen says:

    I also have enjoyed these springs on many occasions, all seasons. I concur that weekends are not the best, but in the winter the roads are closed and the bathers, sometimes nude, arein much better shape. Chuckles! I have used this water for emergency hydration, and so have friends, with no ill effects.

    • Dorothy says:

      Hi Galen,

      I’m looking for drinking water that hasn’t been treated with chemical filtration processes (i.e. any type of carbon filters). Thanks for sharing that you’ve consumed this water for emergency hydration with no ill effects.

      Do you have any advice/insight into whether this water can be used for regular drinking needs? Do you know of any other naturally filtered water sources in NM or Southern CO?


  3. Ted Rocafort says:

    I accessed your info and found it very informative. I think you might want to include the altitude. Thanks again for your work.
    I was up there yesterday and additional natural improvements have been made making it easier and safer to get in and out of.
    I’ve been visiting this spring since the 70’s.
    Ted Rocafort

  4. Dave says:

    Does anyone have an idea if there is usually much snow up there at the end of October?  Also, 376 was closed for the fires in June 2011, does anyone know if it is opened since then? Thanks.

  5. kelly says:

    Can anyone tell me if 376 is open/passable now?  January 2012

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  8. Txriograndeman says:

    June 23, 2012  Forest Service has put in a new gate and parking lot about 300 yards south of the hot springs.  Makes for a 15 minute walk to the springs.  Very easy walk.  The climp up the hillside is also pretty easy.  I have to agree about the low clearance vehicles.  Did see several small cars, even a mini van.  i have a 4WD truck.  Those folks with the cars are braver souls than me.

  9. Albqunm says:

    If you all enjoy these hot springs I urge you to take this site down.

  10. Ryan Meier says:

    ***Lost Go Pro on the trail, if found, please call 2067195879. Lost in snow, 13 December 2015, may appear when snow melts. Priceless photos from 2 week roadtrip***

    Trail was awesome, be prepared if going during the winter because it gets cold, but the view from the hot springs is totally worth it. 5mile hike in snow took 2hrs from trailhead to hot springs. The water temp was perfect, even with the snowfall around us.
    Recommend waterproof shoes & gloves if hiking in snow.

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