Jordan Hot Springs

Silver City, New Mexico 88061

Jordan Hot Springs

Jordan Hot Springs Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is the fastest and most direct route to a popular hot springs in a spectacular river canyon along with dramatic canyon narrows in Little Bear. The crystal clear pools are large enough for several soakers and especially inviting after a long hot hike.

Despite its hard-to-reach remoteness, Jordan Hot Springs is one of the more popular thermal features in the Gila Wilderness. The semi- developed pools are pleasantly warm and surrounded by canyon majesty. Many places in the Gila offer profound wilderness solitude, but this isn’t one of them. Many soakers visit the hot springs on a long day hike, but if you do, you’ll wish that you were staying overnight."

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Touring New Mexico Hot Springs (Falcon Guides)
Matt C. Bischoff
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"An extremely remote series of hot springs in the Gila Wilderness of the Mogollon Mountains, requiring a difficult hike to reach."

Jordan Hot Springs Trip Reports

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long walk, lots of river crossings. did this as part of a longer loop, very nice hike, if you can tolerate all the river crossings, be prepared.
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I parked at TJ corral in the late afternoon. I walked over to the middle fork of the Gila River through little Bear Canyon. This part was really cool. I arrived in time to camp on the river at the campsites there at the intersection of the the middle fork and little bear canyon. The next morning I walked over to Jordon Hot Springs. I walked back to the card straight from Jordon Hot springs to make this a true one night backpacking trip. It took a little longer to get to the parking spot than I thought it would have.

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Trail Information

Silver City
Nearby City
1,420 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best April through November
Hot Springs
Gila Visitor Center (operated by the National Park Service in cooperation with Forest Service field staff); (575) 536-9461; summer hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days/wk; winter hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days/wk
Local Contacts
USGS Little Turkey Park, Gila Hot Springs and Woodland Park. Forest Service Gila Wilderness map (2000)
Local Maps