Sometimes hot springs and caves are related.
Gushing springs sometimes create a cave, and its rustic atmosphere makes hot springs more attractive.
Inside the cave, you may have a feeling of relief.
Bradbury Science Museum
Atomic bombs used in the World War II were designed and created in Los Alamos.
If you want to understand the tragedy from the both parties, Bradbury Science Museum would be one of the places you must visit.
Hike & Hot Springs
It is 40 minutes’ drive from Los Alamos.
There is a parking lot near the spa town, Jemez Springs.
You will walk a beautiful trail and after 15 minutes' hiking, you would find open-air tubs with a superb outlook.
There are double-deck tubs on a hillside, and here is the lower tub.
Considering no one maintains the hot spring, it would be difficult to expect greater landscape than here.
You will be in a prime location overlooking beautiful mountains.
This is the upper tub.
Unfortunately, supplied amount of the spring is insufficient, and water does not look fresh in most areas.
Natural Steam Bath
However, this place’s greatest attraction is in the different point.
The source of spring provided to the two tubs is in a cave next to the upper tub.
The entrance of the cave is so small that you need move on your stomach, but there is a enough room in it for three people to get comfortable.
From the remotest part, clear and colorless water is gushing, so that the room is kept clean.
There is natural warmth all over the cave, and you will have mysterious feeling of relief.
Only a negative point is that so many hikers look in the cave.
Without the fault, I thought I could stay inside on eternity in meditation.
Spence Hot Springs, Jemez Springs, New Mexico, U.S.
- Walk-in: Yes
- Lodging: No