Summers in New Mexico are seriously hot, and it can be hard to choose the perfect place to cool off. This waterfall-fed pool in Carlsbad takes the cake when it comes to the perfect location for a hot summer day. With a 150-foot waterfall that keeps the wading pools beneath cool all day long, and a recreation area with the amenities you need, this is the perfect natural oasis to spend an entire hot desert summer day.

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If you’re not cool enough yet, check out this crystal clear swimming hole that you can even scuba dive in!

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