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Old 09-05-2016, 04:04 PM   #1
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Hi. We're about to head out on our annual fall tour. We've always enjoyed hanging out at the hot spring for a few days to soak up some therapy. We're looking for new suggestions for a trip starting next week. So far we've visited Dakota Hot Springs in Penrose CO, a couple of different places in Pagosa Springs CO, Ouray CO, Ojo Caliente NM, Saratoga WY and Stanley ID. I'm pretty sure there are hundreds of others out there.

I would love some suggestions from you folks on some other springs we can check out. If you know of any with camping close by, that would be even better!

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:07 PM   #2
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Lava Hot Springs near Pocatello Idaho.

there is a nice KOA there- town and springs are a few minute walk.

like many KOAs if you like hearing trains....the owner must be a tile/stone guy, the restrooms were really nice(!)

I stopped there on a motorcycle trip, I much enjoyed riding the landscapes to the East.

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Great, I will stick that one on the list. We're still not entirely sure which direction we'll go - other that west. Thanks!
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The Jamez Mountains NW of Santa Fe is teeming with hot springs. Take the mountain road that goes from Los Alamos through the spectacular Valles Caldera to Jamez Springs. This is one of the world's great mountain drives. There is a springs in Jamez Springs (obviously) with facilities. But, far more fun are several undeveloped hot springs in the Santa Fe National Forest. A Google search will reveal the best known ones. Some require a bit of hiking along Forest Service trails. There are also several great NF campgrounds along this road.

And, of course, don't miss Bandelier National Monument. In addition to the main ruins, there is also a detached unit called Tsankawi Trail that most people overlook. It is a fascinating loop trail through an unexcavated ruin. Recommended.
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and of course Banff or radium hot springs in the CDN Rockies

while banff has developed hot springs at the top of the road, locals know little caves with springs inside-

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The Jamez Mountains NW of Santa Fe is teeming with hot springs. Take the mountain road that goes from Los Alamos through the spectacular Valles Caldera to Jamez Springs. This is one of the world's great mountain drives. There is a springs in Jamez Springs (obviously) with facilities. But, far more fun are several undeveloped hot springs in the Santa Fe National Forest. A Google search will reveal the best known ones. Some require a bit of hiking along Forest Service trails. There are also several great NF campgrounds along this road.

And, of course, don't miss Bandelier National Monument. In addition to the main ruins, there is also a detached unit called Tsankawi Trail that most people overlook. It is a fascinating loop trail through an unexcavated ruin. Recommended.
I've heard of those in the Jimez area. That sounds like a great spot to try.... are there places to leave the RV if we go to one of the hike in pools?
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I've heard of those in the Jimez area. That sounds like a great spot to try.... are there places to leave the RV if we go to one of the hike in pools?
Yes, the trailheads have parking areas.
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