un jour / 130 miles / 4 heures 20 minutes
Jemez Mountain Trail takes you through time and past amazing geological formations, ancient Indian ruins, and an Indian pueblo. The area is rich in logging, mining, and ranching heritage. Sites include Jemez State Monument, Bandelier National Monument, Soda Dam, Cabezon, Battleship Rock, and the Spence and Jemez Mountain Hot Springs.
9:00 - 26.9 miles / 53 minutes - 9:53
Take a soak in this natural hot spring located just past Battleship Rock.
11:23 - 6.5 miles / 13 minutes - 11:36
Since its re-opening in 1993, the Jemez Springs Bath House has become an insider's secret, popular with New Mexicans, celebrities, and spa enthusiasts from all over the world. Off the beaten path of the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos tourist centers, this historic mineral bath house is one of the best excuses for a visit to the Jemez Mountains and boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southwest.
The bath house is well maintained and retains its historic charm. The decor is country Victorian, and the atmosphere is small-town friendly and relaxed. Every effort has been made to avoid the "institutional" feel of larger facilities. There are only eight large concrete, individual tubs, each privately curtained. An outdoor cedar tub is available for groups of up to six. Both the baths and the outdoor tub are filled with 100% mineral water using a combination of hot water directly from the spring (at 154 to 186 degrees Fahrenheit) and water that has been cooled in large outdoor tanks next to the bath house.
11:36 - 97.0 miles / 3 heures 13 minutes - 14:50