Synopses & Reviews
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,
indulge in a Japanese-style spa treatment at lavish Ten Thousand Waves, or explore the geologic wonders of Soda Dam. Look inside to find:
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
This latest entry in the popular Touring Hot Springs series takes hot-water enthusiasts to some of the best bubbly puddles in the Southwest. These geothermal wonders are fun to explore and fun to soak in, whether in isolated backcountry or surrounded by the trappings of civilization. This book includes important information on how to find the springs and what to expect when you get there, as well as the history of the sites.
About the Author
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.