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worst road ever

save your car and skip this "attraction". The closer you get on the private, 6-mile long dirt... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Nice and peaceful

We are avid hot spring enthusiasts and nudists so when we were passing through Taos we wanted to... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
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Located along the Rio Grande River, two primitive hot spring pools can hold five or six soakers, with attire optional.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“short hike” (4 reviews)
“parking area” (4 reviews)
“an adventure” (2 reviews)
Arroyo Hondo, NM

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

save your car and skip this "attraction". The closer you get on the private, 6-mile long dirt road, the worse it gets. The actual hot springs are undeveloped, down a steep goat trail. and can only accommodate about 5-6 people

3  Thank ukeeharb0ur
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We are avid hot spring enthusiasts and nudists so when we were passing through Taos we wanted to check this out. It was very beautiful and the high down was beautiful. The hot springs were clean and clear but not very warm. We were fortunate...More

4  Thank Cowgirlxoxo
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Okay so it's a little bit of an adventure driving out here - I would definitely not want to do it in a car. We had read it was an easy hike and the visitor's center had recommended this hot springs being easy to get...More

7  Thank lec1727
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Great little hike down to the river & hot springs. Hike is good but short ands it's pretty easy. Its kind of hard to find if you're not a local. Take the dirt road all of the way to the end, GPS will tell you...More

3  Thank Ken L
Reviewed 3 June 2017

There are some very good reasons to see this spot: -The remote canyon offers some beautiful landscapes. -The rarity of hot springs that have not been commercialized. -The opportunity to have the freedom to do what you want without paying to dip. -There is a...More

4  Thank 6inaSuburban
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Taking a 4 mile dirt road trip was a little challenge for a city car, but it was worthy. Roughly 20 minute hike will take you down to the river where you can soak in if its not too busy. If lucky, you will meet...More

1  Thank oskar s
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We followed the directions carefully and even had a Google Earth image that we were following, but the road was impassable even with a 4x4. It was dry, caked mud with deep tracks from rain earlier in the month. Being a rental, I didn't want...More

1  Thank Boaz K
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Went with my daughter....note, a Honda Civic is not the ideal vehicle to reach these. About 3 miles total of bumpy dirt roads to get there. Short hike down to the springs. Unfortunately two of them were under water, but we still got to use...More

3  Thank alexandra420
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Not only is the south access bumpy but it is an illegal access road in that it is a private road for landowners use. Legal access is from the north via Highway 522 north and turn west at B007 to the end then work your...More

5  Thank MesaIrish
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I went to the manby hot springs on September 3-5 that was a beautiful place. It was a bit of a hike to get to them well worth the hike. They where right on the Rio grade river gorge. I met people from all around...More

2  Thank Paula P
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4 November 2015|
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Response from Shelli R | Reviewed this property |
Black Rocks in Arroyo Hondo are better Manby is not as hot as Black Rocks With that said, I have not been to Manby in the winter. Its also a slightly longer and more challenging hike down to the pools from the parking area.