Globe Pequot Press: Touring New Mexico's Hot Springs

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New Mexico's rich history and diverse geography provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable geothermal experience-from the low desert in the south to the pine-clad Rocky Mountains in the north. This second edition of Touring New Mexico Hot Springs guides you to thirty-five of the state's best hot springs, whether you're seeking a mineral soak or looking for a sightseeing adventure.

Historian and veteran outdoors author Matt Bischoff reveals his favorite "hot spots," from primitive pools in the backcountry to whirlpool mineral baths near civilization. You can soak in history surrounded by adobe ruins at the Montezuma Hot Springs, take a challenging hike to the remote Turkey Creek Hot Springs, or indulge in a Japanese-style spa treatment at lavish Ten Thousand Waves, or explore the geologic wonders of Soda Dam.

About the Author: Matt Brishoff received his bachelor's degree in History and Geology at the University of California, Davis, and his master's degree in History and Historical Archaeology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has worked for several private consulting firms in San Diego and in Tucson, Arizona where he currently resides.


  • Firsthand descriptions of thirty-five soaking locations
  • Detailed maps and directions
  • Historical background information on the hot springs and their surroundings
  • Tips on safety, access, and availability of services
  • Best time of year, restrictions, water temperature, camping info, and more


Paperback:128 pages
Date Published:March 4, 2008
Dimensions:8.8 x 7 x 0.5 inches
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