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Recently, we went on a hike in the Jemez Mountains (to the north and west of Albuquerque, by about 60 miles). I thought I’d share some of the photos with you, because it’s a beautiful place.

We started our hike at the Jemez Falls overlook:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

And then made our way toward McCauley warm spring, which is 2 miles from the falls, on top of Battleship Rock, through the Ponderosa Pine forest.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

Those are tent rocks in the distance:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

McCauley is a warm spring – the water is about 90 degrees. So it’s wonderful in the summertime, but not the place to go in winter because the water will lower your body temperature. The Jemez Mountains also have hot springs, where the water is more like 106 degrees, 108 degrees.

I think McCauley is the prettiest spring. It has two bigger pools, and a couple of small ones:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

Not a bad view:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

It’s very peaceful in the mountains.

Did I mention that they’re red?

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Jemez hike

The Jemez Mountains are a must-see for people visiting New Mexico. There’s a scenic byway that takes you through the heart of red rock country – it’s gorgeous. And for those looking for a little exercise, the hike to McCauley is nice – four miles roundtrip, with a moderate difficulty level (lots of ups and downs, but the trail is easy to follow).

I hope you enjoyed this little tour!

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