Faywood Hot Springs
Nestled alongside Gila National Forest lies one of the most beautiful natural hot springs we’ve even seen. Set in the wilderness, you’ll feel like you are one with nature as you soak in New Mexico’s natural mineral waters. The resort itself gives off a great rustic and primitive vibe to keep the area as naturally looking as possible. If you in the south western part of the state, make sure you take some time to stop at Faywood Hot Springs and see what makes this such a unique and great place to relax and unwind.
Faywood Hot Springs resort chose to divide up the hot springs by offering a place for people to soak in the nude as well as a place where clothing is required. Although the signs may say clothing optional, almost everyone who ventures to that section chooses the no clothing option. Within both areas are several different hot tops that are both public and private areas to enjoy a great soak. The best part is there are faucets available at each hot tub where you can control how hot you’d like the water to be. On average the water temperature sits between 108 to 110 degrees, but you can cool it down all the way to 70 degrees if you like. On the flip side you can get it up to a blistering 120 (although we don’t recommend staying in too long at that high of a temperature.
- Clothing Required Hot Springs Area – There are three main natural springs pools in this section. The lowest one is the coolest averaging roughly 100 degrees. The springs in the middle area is slightly warmer at 103 degrees. The top pool is the hottest averaging 108 degrees. All three provide great backdrop landscapes to enjoy as you relax your muscles.
- Clothing Optional Hot Springs Area – There are also three main natural springs pools in this section of Faywood Hot Springs resort. The temperatures are pretty much the same as the clothing required area with the lowest pool being the coolest and the top pool being the hottest.
Tent camping is very popular at Faywood Hot Springs. To keep up their theme they also have separated the section and offer a clothing optional area for nudists to continue their enjoyment. If you do plan on staying the night, there are also three different hot springs within the camping area to enjoy. If you aren’t up for naturally walking about, there is also a camping area for the clothing preferred as well as an RV site and private cabins. They pretty much give you every option to spend the night and enjoy Faywood Hot Springs for a weekend getaway.
Directions to Faywood Hot Springs
The closest city to the springs is Las Cruses (about 90 miles away).
1. Take I-10 West towards I-10 Frontage Rd (5 miles)
2. Continue on I-10 West and exit off of 82A (56 miles)
3. Continue on US-180 West until you reach the hot springs resort (26 miles)
Address: 165 Hwy 61 Faywood, NM 88034