Hot Springs

HEALING WATERS

Pure Bliss
Soak It In

Long considered sacred by the Apache and Mimbres tribes of Southern New Mexico, the natural, mineral-rich water of Riverbend Hot Springs has been relaxing and rejuvenating warriors and peace-seekers alike for centuries. Untouched and odor-free, the world-class mineral water is pumped from deep within the Earth directly to the pools. Now, you can experience these legendary crystal clear waters from a breathtaking riverside location.

the Three Ways to soak
Buy a Property Pass

Our 1 Hour Property Pass grants you access to the Common Hot Springs Pools, the Sauna, and all common parts of our grounds. It is first come, first served and does not include access into a Private Pool but you could combine the two services.

Rent a Private Pool

Our Deluxe and Classic Private Pools are rented via a 50 minute session that starts at the top of each hour. You can reserve one or multiple sessions in advance and the Property Pass is not included when you rent a Private Pool but you could combine the two services.

Rent a Room or RV site

As an overnight guest, you will get free unlimited access to the Common Pools, Sauna and Grounds during pool hours and discounted rental of your Private Pool sessions.

Pool Rates

Come relax with us

Property Pass*
(1 hour access to Common Pools, Sauna, and Grounds)
$12/15
1 Hour
What’s Included?
Access to Common Pools, Sauna, and Grounds
1 Hour
Per Person:
$12: Off Peak (Monday-Thursday)
$15: Peak (Friday-Sunday)
Overnight Guests:
FREE**
Reservations:
NO – Walk in Only
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Private Soak*
$30/40
50 Minutes
What’s Included?
Entry Fee for a Classic or Deluxe Pool
50 Minutes
$30: Off Peak (Mon-Thurs) 1 or 2 People
$40: Peak (Fri-Sun) 1 or 2 People
$15: Each Addl Person
Overnight Guests:
25-33% OFF
Reservations:
YES, and highly recommended
Extras
$1-5
Per Item
What’s Available?
Towel and Robe Rentals. Beverages
Coffee and Tea is Complimentary
$2: Towel Rental
$5: Robe Rental
$1-2: Beverages
Overnight Guests:
Robes and Towels Included
Bring my own?:
Yes, but no glass, alcohol or food near the springs.

* Children age 12 or over are allowed. Click for more details
** Overnight guests get free access to common pools during pool hours (8am-10pm) until 10 AM of your checkout day.

common Pools
it’s all about options

The riverside common pools consist of 8 pools, each with a different temperature ranging between 95-108 degrees. They are situated around a shaded river deck and include a cold shower for cooling off, as well as our large shaded patio with chaise loungers, hammocks, papasans, evaporative coolers (in the Summer), gas firepit (in the Winter), and our 6 person barrel sauna! Our river pier offers the most amazing vistas and has become THE place to read, bird-watch, or even get married!

The common pools are accessible via a one hour Property Pass. Or, if you stay the night in one of our overnight rooms or RV, they are included. We do not reserve space in the common pools and there is limited availability.

Common Pool Details

Our hottest three pools are nicknamed The Hot Minnow Baths, because they have a unique history. Until 1990, Riverbend was a riverside bait shop that was built over 70 years ago by the Pierce family. Riverbend’s owners purchased the bait shop in 1988, made a colossal leap and converted their family run bait shop to a hot springs in early 1990. Though they have been reformatted and covered in stone, the three upper pools were once the original tanks that housed minnows, water dogs, craw dads, and other live bait. The surrounding bath house is the original bait shop, minus one wall. A sign above the pools pays homage to the bath house’s interesting story

There are 5 Riverside Rock Pools. They are milder in temperature (between 95-106) and are the perfect choices for a longer, detoxifying soak. They are literally a few feet from the river’s edge and are the premier spot for enjoying the view of Turtleback Mountain and the abundant wildlife, or, for enjoying a relaxing soak under the starry night sky.

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Private Pools
Pure Zen

Our private pools are perfect for those that would like more peaceful privacy. They are clothing optional and are walled on three sides but open to the riverside mountain view. They are available for rental by the public and are discounted for overnight guests. Rent them via 50 minute sessions that start at the top of every hour between 8AM and the last session of the night starts at 9 PM. Click the “Book Now” links below to book online.

DELUXE PRIVATE
Navajo – Apache – Tewa – Zuni

Our newer Deluxe Pools all combine the comfort and unique shapes of fiberglass pools with the beautiful design and breathtaking views that Riverbend has been known for. They are larger and milder temperatures than the Classic Pools. All Deluxe Pools feature underwater lights, ceiling fans, misters (in the Summer months), a cold overhead shower, and riverside curtains. Two chaise loungers are provided for cooling off and relaxing in each pool enclosure but all of the pools are large enough for groups up to 4 people. Larger parties (up to 6 in Navajo and Apache) can possibly be booked via phone. Children ages 12 and up are welcome (same price as adult). No pets allowed in Deluxe Pool enclosures. All pool areas at Riverbend are designated Whisper Zones

CLASSIC PRIVATE
Tierra – Rio – Cielo

Our Classic Pools offer a more rustic, yet natural feeling soak. They are constructed of concrete, tile and/or stone and offer a bit hotter temperature than our Deluxe Pools. Each features an overhead cold shower, misters (in the Summer months), riverside curtains, and 2 chaise loungers. The Classic Pools are all great for singles or couples, but you could fit up to 4 guests in Cielo and Tierra. Children ages 12 and up are welcome (same price as adult). No pets allowed in Classic Pool enclosures. Click here to see current special exceptions to child and pet policies. All pool areas at Riverbend are designated Whisper Zones.

Navajo
Maximum Occupancy: 4

Navajo is a Deluxe Private Pool (Milder temperature {101-103 degrees}, larger, in-ground fiberglass pool with ceiling fan and underwater spa light). It features a concrete water bowl with cascading waterfall, as well as two chaise loungers and a small table with two regular chairs. It is popular for it’s large size and mild temperature.

Apache
Maximum Occupancy: 4

Apache is a Deluxe Private Pool (Milder temperature {102-106 degrees}, larger, in-ground fiberglass pool with ceiling fan and underwater spa light). It features an infinity edge, as well as two chaise loungers. It is popular for being very deep and having a medium temperature.

Tewa
Maximum Occupancy: 4

Tewa is a Deluxe Private Pool (Milder temperature {101-105 degrees}, larger, in-ground fiberglass pool with ceiling fan and underwater spa light). It features a built-in underwater lounge “chair”, as well as a copper water bowl, and two chaise loungers. It is popular for its underwater “lounge chair” and its mild temperature

Zuni
Maximum Occupancy: 4

Zuni is a Deluxe Private Pool (Milder temperature {102-105 degrees}, larger, in-ground fiberglass pool with ceiling fan and underwater spa light). It features a copper water bowl, as well as two chaise loungers. It is popular for its mild to medium temperature.

Tierra
Maximum Occupancy: 4

Tierra is a Classic Private Pool (Warmer temperature {103-106 degrees}, smaller, above ground, stone and tile pool). It features a composite river deck, as well as two chaise loungers. It is popular for its medium temperature and waterfall.

Rio
Maximum Occupancy: 2

Rio is a Classic Private Pool (Warmer temperature {105-108 degrees}, smaller, below ground, stone pool). It features a concrete deck, as well as two chaise loungers. It is popular for its hotter temperature and closest proximity to the river.

Cielo
Maximum Occupancy: 4

Cielo is a Classic Private Pool (Warmer temperature {103-106 degrees}, smaller, above ground, stone and tile pool). It features a composite river deck, as well as two chaise loungers. It is popular for its medium temperature and waterfall.

Reviews

Our Guests say

Friendly staff:) clean and organized. Not overcrowded! Just what I needed after 3days driving to get here. I am delighted... read more - Karen Fastabend Black - 3/05/2020 

5 star rating We had a wonderful, relaxing stay! We spent 1 night & enjoyed the hot springs very much. The rule of just whispering is very nice, because... read more - Rachel T - 3/05/2020 

5 star rating The Casita at Riverbend Hot springs What an amazing place to detox relax and unwind. Usually get a private pool to soak 50 minutes which... read more - F7326TFlindak - 3/05/2020 

5 star rating Welcoming and low key. Super serene, simple elegance with an incredible fairyland view. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room, warm and cozy.... read more - MarnaWoo - 3/02/2020 

Welcoming staff, relaxing and mystical location. Hot springs are so relaxing. - Reuben Lucero - 3/01/2020 

Wanna get away? What a gem in the desert...5 Stars all the way! - Elizabeth Lerma - 3/01/2020 

Specials & Packages
Treat Yourself
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2 hours for $20, Off Peak Property Pass Package
Get a 2 hour, Off Peak (Mon-Thurs) Property Pass for $20/person (save $4)
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Tour De Riverbend Soak Special
Add a Property Pass on to your Private Soak (right before or right after) and save $4/person.
Carmen Apache
Singles Walk-In Private Soak Special
Single soakers get their Private Pool Soak for half off if it is booked in person, less than an hour from start time.
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#ChainSoaker Special
Get $10 off your next Private Soak when you book and pay for it in person, right before or after your current private soak.
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