Om's and Ahh's at Ojo Caliente
Shoam says my dream life would be to live at a spa (he's not wrong). He's a good sport about it, so after a nice long break from the road in Taos he agreed we could treat ourselves to a couple nights at Ojo Caliente, an amazing hot springs resort in Northern New Mexico about an hour from Taos and Santa Fe.
Ojo had been on our list since before we even got to New Mexico, but when we found out they have a little RV park on the property we decided to wait until we could stay there to really make the most of it. I am not an easy girl to drag out of the water, so being able to soak as long as I wanted to and then just walk to my house was pretty incredible (#livingthedream). If you're in the area, we highly recommend setting aside a couple days to come here. We may just move in. They won't notice one extra rig in the parking lot, right?
There are several different pools at Ojo with a range of temperatures and different minerals that are said to offer health benefits. We especially loved the cliff-side Iron pool and the Lithia pool, and the water really does feel different in each. We made a circuit of all the springs both days, working our way from the cliffs back towards the locker rooms to minimize chilly walks in the 40-50 degree weather.
If you get tired of soaking (like that's a thing), there are several hikes, yoga classes and the tiny town center is right down the road with a couple restaurants.
Entry to the pools: $24/day (save by bringing your own lock and extra towels to avoid extra charges)
Stretch & Soak special (includes a yoga class): $30
RV Parking: $40/night
RV Parking Info
The RV park is tucked in against the cliffs, and spots are a bit rustic, but they have electric and water hookups, and you can walk right to the trails and the pools, which makes it totally worth the $40/night price tag in our opinion.
There are only a few spots that would work for bigger rigs, so make sure to specify your size if you're calling for a reservation. We'd also recommend dumping your tanks before you get there and planning to stretch them through your stay — they have a dump station, but there's a $20 fee to use it.