Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico

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Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico

Postby noseoil » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:41 am

We took a little trip this weekend to get out of town, this time to New Mexico & the Gila Hot Springs. It's located near the Gila Cliff Dwellings, about 40 miles north of Silver City if you take 15 out of town. I don't recommend taking 15, but instead take the (slightly) longer drive through the Mimbres valley, to save wear & tear on your vehicle & nerves. 15 is a shorter drive, but it's 25 mph most of the way due to hills, curves & switch-backs, really nasty. The elevation at the campground is about 6,500', so it's still cool in the evening & mornings.

Prices are reasonable at $6 per person per night, which gives access to the pools. Day use is $5 per person if you just want to stay for a little & take a dip.

The campground only has a about 12 spaces, so it's best to go online & reserve a space. There are three pools which vary from about 101 to 104 degrees, plus there's the "Water Dragon" which has 150 degree potable water for dish washing or tea making. It's a nice quiet place & the owners do a great job. There are no hook-ups, so bring what you need for food & drinks.

We were camped next to the Gila River, so the sound of running water was a nice change from what we have in Tucson all year. It was 95 degrees at home last week....

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It's just beginning to bloom & leaf out now, so spring is starting there.

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There's a great little breakfast place in Mimbres if you pass by. Excellent food & good prices (the huevos rancheros are $6.75 & plenty filling).

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Nice trip for your wish list. Round trip from Tucson was 515 miles the way we did it.
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Re: Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico

Postby Sabatical » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:02 am

Nice little trip! Like your rig too.

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Re: Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico

Postby Redneck Teepee » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:34 am

Nice pic's Noseoil.... and the food looks delicious also! :) Making me hungry just looking at the plate full of food. :thumbsup:
Thanks for sharing :pictures: :thumbsup:
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Re: Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico

Postby KCStudly » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:39 pm

Yes, good looking grub! :thumbsup:

Sounds like a nice trip, too.
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Re: Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico

Postby blentz » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:01 pm

I had breakfast at that restaurant several years ago, went up the road you described, I was riding my motorcycle at the time. Ended up at the clift dwelling. Defently a time to remember.
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Re: Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico

Postby tony.latham » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:07 pm

Tim:

Isn't teardropping, just great?

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