The Gorgeous 3.4-Mile Hike In New Mexico’s Santa Fe National Forest That Will Lead You Past A River And Hot Spring

Beautiful forest views? Check. A chilly, flowing river? Check. A picturesque thermal spring? Also check. The trek from the Battleship Rock picnic site to the idyllic McCauley Hot Springs in northern New Mexico has a little bit of everything combined into one gorgeous hike.

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The trail is rated moderately difficult and may take around three hours to complete. Details about the trail and area can be found at AllTrails or the Forest Service website. While hiking, don’t forget to follow basic hiking etiquette and leave no trace.

Location: Google Maps
Details: AllTrails
Details: U.S. Forest Service

Another hot spring sits a short drive from the Battleship Rock picnic site and is an exceptionally short trek. Read more about Spence Hot Springs in The Easily Hikable Hot Springs In New Mexico With The Most Stellar Views.

Address: Battleship Rock, New Mexico 87025, USA