McCauley Hot Springs Out and Back
ElevationAscent: 722' 220 m
Descent: -722' -220 m
High: 7,479' 2,280 m
Low: 6,792' 2,070 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“This hike to warm springs is perennially popular due to both its brief length and iconic views of Battleship Rock.”— Kristen Arendt
Hikers should be very careful to follow the correct route, as a second route heads into the Jemez and peters out after climbing several miles above Battleship Rock.
Though elevation gain is less than 100 feet, many trekkers find some of the steeper sections somewhat strenuous, so this trail may not be advisable for families with young children.
After just over two miles of switchbacks up the side of the mountain, the trail wanders into a wooded area lined with gigantic pine trees. Once in the trees, the trail becomes less difficult, until the hot springs materialize unexpectedly.
Return to the trailhead via the same route.
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