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Riverbend Hot Springs, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences is known as one of the most largest spa cities in Southwestern United States.

Originally named Hot Springs, the city changed its name to this strange name, the title of a popular radio program.

Riverbend Hot Springs is one of the popular hot springs inns at Truth or Consequences.

Private Pools

It is two hours' drive from El Paso, Texas to the spa city.

Truth or Consequences

The Rio Grande flows at the very end of the streets of Truth or Consequences (abbrev: T or C).

Riverbend Hot Springs is located in the riverside.

Walk-ins are welcome both for common pools (clothing required) and private pools (clothing optional).

For private use, wait here after taking shower and changing clothes.

Waiting Area

There are seven private baths; four are Deluxe and three are Classic.

This is one of the Deluxe Private Pools, Zuni.


The water temp is around 104 degrees F.

I do not like the texture of the fiberglass pools.


This is one of the Classic Private Pools, Rio.

The water is around 107 degrees F, and I like the atmospheric Classic Pools better.

Common Pools

Small Tub1

I believe the true enchantment of Riverbend is in the common pools.

Small Tub2

The bathing area gorgeously opens to the Rio Grande.

Common Pool

There are many tubs fed by different water temp varies from 100 to 108 degrees F.

Riverside Pool1

Due to the accommodation, you do not have to share a small tub with strangers.

Riverside Pool1

Behind the outdoor pools along the river, there is a relaxation space with hammocks, sun beds, and a sauna.


The hottest three pools are nicknamed The Hot Minnow Baths.

They tell an unique history of the inn.

Hottest Tub1

Until 1990, Riverbend was a riverside bait shop that was built over 70 years ago.

Hottest Tub

Though they have been reformatted and covered in stone, the three pools were once the original tanks that housed minnows and other live bait.

Gallons of water is provided to the pools, which proves the good quality of water at T or C.


Riverbend Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA

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Nice view towards the Rio Grande River!

  • Walk-in: Yes (8:00 AM- 8:00 PM)
  • Lodging: Yes (Online Bookings)

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