Giggling Springs Hot Springs, New Mexico

What are elements that characterize hot springs?

They trigger our five senses by the texture, smell and taste, but the color may be the easiest element to explain the attractiveness through blogs.

Today let us soak in emerald green water, which reminds us of the famous hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.

Soda Dam

Only five minutes’ drive from Jemez Springs will take you to this unique scenery.

Soda Dam

In fact, deposits of a hot spring even now gushing created the dam.

Different water, different color

Around Jemez Springs, you can find many hot springs like this.

On the other hand, one of the most well-organized spa facility is Home of the Giggling Springs.


The rate is a little pricey, $25 per an hour walk-in.

However, when you see the beautiful color of the water, you will make sense of the price.

Color of hot springs is determined mainly by the content.

In addition to that, there are varieties of elements, such as temperature, depth, color of tubs, or light reflection.

The source of the spring is too hot (142 degrees F) that the water input is intermittently operated.

Despite the fault, tubs are kept perfectly clean due to few visitors.

Hottest Pool

This tub near the river is small enough to enjoy the freshest water.

At the bottom and edge of the tub, there are many mineral deposits, which prove the excellent quality.

It has so much contained materials that you need to make sure not to stay in the bath too long.

 Deep Pool

This depth of the tub is deeper than other ones, so that it looks emerald green, which reminds us of the hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.

It is a good instance of the fact that different water has different color.

Giggling Springs Hot Springs, Jemez Springs, New Mexico, USA
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Related hot springs

In 2004, Japan was rocked by scandals of hot spring water deception issues.

Konashi No Yu Sasayu

Konashi No Yu, Sasatya, Shirahone Onsen, Nagano, Japan

At that time, this Ryokan had been using bath additive in order to create perfect milky white water.

Today, you can enjoy a great hot spring with natural white.

Hot springs come from the nature, so that the appearance differs depending on various conditions.

By using bath additive, they wanted to respond people’ expectation, perfect white water.

I would rather appreciate natural springs, even if they look disappointing on first sight, than artificially processed water.

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Ken Springfield