DescriptionAs the name suggests, Radium Springs first became a travel destination because of hot mineral waters (averaging a toasty 127 F). Apache Indians considered springs in the vicinity to be sacred, and it's said that Chief Geronimo camped here. Soldiers stationed at Fort Selden once frequented a bathhouse near the springs' source, a rhyolite dome along the Rio Grande. In the 1930s the Santa Fe Railroad carried weekend travelers from El Paso to the Radium Hot Springs Resort.
Things to SeeFort Selden Historic Site