Day Trip to Jemez Springs

Day Trip to Jemez Springs

Posted on June 3, 2020

Less than an hour from Rio Rancho, home to Mariposa, a fully amenitized, award-winning master-planned community, lies the perfect location to spend your free day or weekend. Jemez Springs is a quaint little town that boasts beautiful hot springs and camping, delicious dining, extravagant art, music, history and so much more.


Jemez Springs offers numerous lodging options to fit your personal needs. There are eight different inns and cottages including the Cañon del Rio retreat and spa and the Dragonfly Cottage at Desert Willow. Whether you are looking for a cozy cottage or a relaxing spa, you are sure to find whatever you are looking for.

Hot Springs

Jemez Springs is known for their luxurious and relaxing hot springs. Visitors have several different options for the peaceful hot springs of their choosing. The first is the town’s only developed hot springs, Jemez Hot Springs, formerly known as “Giggling Springs.” There are also three spa retreat options including the Jemez Springs Bath House, Adobe Morning Day Spa and Retreat, and spa services at the Cañon del Rio retreat and spa. Jemez Springs also has three public land hot springs – McCauley Warm Springs, Spence Hot Springs and San Antonio Hot Springs.

Art and Music

Jemez Springs is full of countless opportunities to partake in learning about the history and culture of the town through fine arts. There are six different galleries which include stunning paintings, pottery and sculptures and an artisan co-op gallery. You won’t want to miss fabulous works of art to experience the history and culture of Jemez Springs.

Shopping and Dining

The town of Jemez Springs offers visitors the chance to stroll through 12 different locally owned shops and six dining options. Stop at Highway 4 Coffee for a revitalizing cup of coffee and pastries to start your day and search for hidden gems to take home at High Side Treasures, Jemez Fine Art Gallery and Janecka Collection. Jemez Springs also has their very own winery, Ponderosa Valley Winery, which you won’t want to miss.

There are a variety of ways to spend your day and weekend in Jemez Springs. Located less than an hour from Rio Rancho, it is an easy place to travel to and a spectacular way to spend your free time. To learn more about Jemez Springs and all the town has to offer visit their website here.


Looking for a new home or custom home site near Albuquerque? Nestled among the foothills of Rio Rancho, Mariposa is a master-planned community situated just 30 minutes north of Albuquerque. Mariposa is designed for living naturally and offers a fully equipped fitness center, resort-style indoor and outdoor pools, parks, sports courts, miles of trails and abundant open space and endless views at the Mariposa Preserve and surrounding mountains. Learn more at



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