Black Rock Hot Springs – New Mexico
Very close to Manby Hot Springs is a relatively unknown primitive hot springs called Black Rock. Situated alongside the Rio Grande in New Mexico, it’s rugged features nestled into a wilderness backdrop makes it the perfect place for a relaxing soak if you want to be secluded from the world for a few hours. The views rival many of New Mexico’s other hot springs so why not see what makes Black Rock so special.
There are two different primitive natural pools to enjoy at Black Rock Hot Springs. The bigger tub is the hottest at about 100 degrees depending on the season and water flow from the Rio Grande. It’s basically made from rocking off a section of the river so the bottom is purely mud which feels great on the feet. The second pool is slightly smaller and hovers around 98 degrees. Both are right on the river where you can here the wave, giving a very tranquil experience.
Directions to Black Rock Hot Springs
From Taos, New Mexico
1. Start on NM-522 North towards El Prado (10 miles)
2. Merge onto Acequia Madre del Llano Road until you reach CO Road B-007 (3 miles)
3. You will cross two bridges until you start up a hill and find parking for the hot springs.
4. It’s an easy hike down to your destination.
For those who don’t like crowds, Black Rock Hot Springs is the perfect place to go. A short drive from Taos and you’ll be soaking in the states greatest natural mineral waters. Happy Soaking!