Big Bend – Hot Springs

The Hot Springs Historic District preserves a rich history of human occupation from thousands of years ago to the not-so-distant past. Visitors can study rock art left behind on the limestone cliffs, picture farms of corn, squash, and beans along the river’s floodplain, or imagine what it would have been like to meet at the Hot Springs Post Office in the early 1900s to collect your mail each Monday. J.O. Langford’s impressive bathhouse is long gone; today the spring is contained by the foundation remains of the bathhouse, on the north bank of the Rio Grande.

I drove down a very scary narrow road for 2 miles, to get to this amazing place. Then an easy 1/2 mile hike to the hot springs. A hidden roadrunner squawked at me, another scary moment. It was well worth it to soak in the hot water at the end.

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