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.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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