Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente New Mexico

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente entrance sign

The legendary mineral waters of P’osi-owingeh in the lush, fertile Rio Chama river valley in Northern New Mexico have offered healing rejuvenation since prehistoric times. 

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente soaking pool and cliffs

Sulphur-free healing water

Today the fountain of youth water flows in soaking pools nestled in the cliffs outdoors at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Resort.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente soaking pool and hammocks.

Water temperature ranges from 90 to 120 degrees.

More than 100,000 gallons of the revitalizing waters offer the unique healing properties of four different sulfur-free minerals: Lithia, Iron, Soda, and Arsenic.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente labyrinth by lobby

Source of healing for thousands of years

Native Americans shared the secluded waters peacefully for centuries. Warring tribesmen left weapons at the door to gather in peace, without conflict.  

Ailments and wounds healed in the “waters of the gods,” and the sacred springs were available as a gift for all from the divine.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente soaking pool with rainbow

Ancient healing with modern amenities

The sacred springs evolved into the first natural health resort in the country in 1868 and were known for the quiet, rustic seclusion, natural beauty, and welcoming funky vibe. 

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente historic bathhouse

Today the Ojo Caliente springs (literally means “hot eye”) are a private resort pampering guests with lodging, a full spa, and restaurant with fresh ingredients from the Ojo farm. 

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente spa couches

A gift shop showcases locally made, top shelf health and beauty and fashion items for guests.

Range of lodging options

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente lodging

Guest lodging rooms are available, ranging in nightly rental rates from $200 to $500 per night.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente campsite

An adjoining campground is available for tent and RV guests to hook up at $40 person.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente airstream rental

Remodeled Airstream trailers will soon be available to rent at the campground for under $200 per night.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente river

1,110 rejuvenating acres

Hiking trails and a labyrinth parallel the peaceful Ojo Caliente River, lined with cottonwoods and cactus.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente hiking trail

Yoga, birding, and biking are also available.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente labyrinth by river

The property has opportunities for a mindful, relaxed getaway and staff encourage whispers and quiet in the soaking pool areas.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente historic round barn

An historic adobe round barn and horno ovens are maintained by the resort.

Location

Ojo Caliente is 45 minutes southwest of Taos and 60 miles north of Santa Fe. Airport transfers are available.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente cactus bloom pink

Children under 13 are no longer allowed in an attempt to maintain a quiet, healing resort.

Ample camping nearby

The 1.5-million acre Carson National Forest Camino Real Ranger District office is in Penasco, 18 miles north of Ojo Caliente.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente Carson National Forest lake

Camping, fishing, and more than 252 miles of trails for mountain biking, horse riding, and hiking are available. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are winter reactional options.

Legendary Healing Waters of Ojo Caliente horno oven

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Cindy Cason has been a print and broadcast journalist, magazine writer, communications director, and consultant. At home, she was a single mom to four busy and amazing kids. In a blink, they launched and she faced a quiet, empty home and another decade until retirement. She opted to sell the farm and embarked on a solo journey into the American wilderness, traveling in a tiny, offroad teardrop trailer pulled by a Subaru Outback. Today she spotlights the beauty of life in nature, hoping to inspire you to passionately live every phase of your own authentic life. Especially retirement...

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