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Giggling Springs Hot Springs

Hot Spring
The pool at The Giggling Springs. A shade sail shades part of the pool during the summertime. – Therese Councilor

The Giggling Springs is a natural outdoor hot mineral spring pool located in the heart of the mountain village of Jemez Springs, NM. Most people come to these mountains for one of two reasons...either to relax, or to exert themselves...and either way, a hot spring soak fits right in! It's naturally relaxing and therapeutic, and it's great for muscles that have been given a work-out.
Mother Nature is the resident therapist here at The Giggling Springs, so take an hour or two and soak up Her natural hot mineral water while gazing at the stunning views of Her breathtaking mountains and mesas in every direction. She'll have the nearby Jemez River happily sing its rambling song for you and before you know it, you'll find your insides giggling!
This is a place of quiet relaxation--a place to rest and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit, and a place to reconnect with the natural elements of earth, air, fire and water.
The property is the site of the oldest bath house in the area. It was built in the mid 1800's and still stands at the end of the driveway. Back then, the stagecoach brought people out here from Albuquerque. Before that, the Native Americans of the area used these waters for healing. They considered the hot springs to be sacred, and so do we.
The Giggling Springs is an eco-friendly business that's regulated by the State of New Mexico for cleanliness and safety. No harsh chemicals or chlorine are used here. Ultraviolet light, ionizers and an oxygen inversion system are used to disinfect the water, and the pool is completely drained and scrubbed each week. The business utilizes other "green technologies" as well. In 2008, a partnership formed with Sandia National Labs of Albuquerque concluded with the installation of an award winning goethermal system that heats the four buildings on the property using the natural, clean heat from the water. (See video for more info and photos on the geothermal project). Much attention is also paid to the comfort and care of the guests who come to this special place. Some of the most appreciated conveniences of "taking the waters" here are:
*There is no hiking required.
*The number of people allowed in at any one time is limited so it doesn't feel crowded.
*There's a nearby cabin with a restroom and shower and a place to change your clothes.
(Swim suits or other appropriate attire are required).
*A convenient gift shop, with both necessities and unique, artistic extravagances, is located on site.
*Restaurants and lodging are within easy walking distance.
*A "drink flag" is available at the pool and beverages can be served to you when desired.
*An Australian Shade Sail covers about half of the pool during the summer months.
*There are two hand carved ramada's for shade near the pool.
*Chairs and hammocks are provided, along with a picnic table near the river.
*Floating chairs are available for use in the pool.
*And the cool river is just steps away---a convenient cold plunge!

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Recreational Opportunities

Soaking in natural hot mineral water is a wonderful year round, therapeutic activity. It's beneficial after or before hiking, biking, and skiing, but keep in mind, there just is no "wrong" time for a soak!
In the summertime, it's refreshing! In the wintertime, it warms you up and takes the chill out of your bones! At all times of the year, it is a cleansing and rejuvenating experience. This particular water is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, silica and sodium giving you a variety of therapeutic benefits no matter what time of year it is!

Giggling Springs Mineral Water Analysis
By Sandia Labs, Albuquerque, NM June 2008
Calcium 160 mg/l
Magnesium 6.3 mg/l
Potassium 59 mg/l
Iron 84 mg/l
Bicarbonate 450 mg/l
Sulphate 37 mg/l
Chloride 790 mg/l
Sodium 510 mg/l
Manganese .35 mg/l
Silica 75 mg/l
Alkalinity 450 mg/l
pH 7.35
Source water temperature: 139 degree Farenheit (Pool maintained at a comfortable 102-104 degrees).


Seasons Accessible

Open all year with easy access and no hiking required!
Open at 11 am Wednesday thru Sunday.
Closing time changes throughout the year so please call or check our website for the most current hours of operation.
Ask about after hour group reservations, too!
Walk-ins are welcome, but due to the limited number allowed in at one time, it is strongly recommended that you call 575 829-9175 and make a reservation.
Bring your swim suit and towel!** (We sell swim suits and rent towels and robes in out gift shop if you are in the area and unprepared!)
There is a beverage delivery service to the pool if you need something to drink. (We allow guests to bring their own drinks in, as long as they are non-alcoholic and are in non-breakable containers).
**Please see the "what to bring" section of our website for suggestions on other helpful things to have with you:
Children 14 years and older are welcome here. This is in accordance with our NM State permit.


$17/person per hour or $28/person for 2 hours, plus tax.

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