DescriptionFirst sought out by Native Americans and later by Spanish settlers for the alleged therapeutic qualities, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs are still providing relief to bathers. Fueled by a volcanic aquifer, five springs each supply a different mineral: iron, sodium sulphate, lithium, soda and arsenic.
And don't discount the potential of the sacred; according to Tewa tradition, the spiritual being Poseyemo returns to the waters each year to visit her grandmother. The Tewa believed that the springs were a window from the outer world to the below world, where the people originated. Fittingly, ojo caliente means “hot eye.” Numerous bathing facilities and pools are open to the public; for more information phone (505) 583-2233 or (800) 222-9162.