Bathhouse operated by the village of Jemez Springs.
The source exposed on the side of it is also a must-see.
Unlimited access to the source
Jemez Springs, where a geyser is said to have suddenly sprung up around 1860.
The bathhouse is one of the oldest surviving buildings and was constructed in the 1870s.
It is even older than another bathhouse that remains in ruins on the nearby Jemez Hot Springs property, indicating that it was a separate facility.
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Check out the gazebo located a short distance north of the bathhouse.
A hot spring pool once existed in this area, and a tent city surrounded it.
The gazebo was a remnant, along with the bathhouse, and in the center was a hot water storage tank with the top half covered with wire mesh.
Looking in through the gaps in the wire mesh, I saw that fresh water was pouring in, sometimes accompanied by bubbles.
Some of the hot water drained directly out of the gazebo, forming a huge travertine dome.
And most water was piped to the bathhouse.
Another pipeline extended from the gazebo to the other side, where the ground was also brightly colored by mineral deposits.
It is natural to assume that this is the source and that the water is stored in the gazebo, and then distributed to the bathhouse.
Hot water with a temperature of 177 degrees F.
Other locations were also found to be dotted with precipitates.
Use of cooled geothermal water
I entered the bathhouse through the entrance, where a handwritten water analysis form was posted.
Inside was a gift store, where the reception desk was located.
The soaking area in the back had such a high quality atmosphere that it was hard to believe that it was a village-run facility.
It was equipped with all the necessary equipment, as it offers not only simple walk-ins, but also wrap and massage packages.
Bathrooms were separated by curtains, and clothing inside them was optional.
A concrete one-person tub was fitted.
Turning on the faucet on the side marked HOT, the hot water we saw at the source was poured directly.
In addition to the smell of rotten eggs, it smelled like something was burning.
The water coming out of the faucet on the side marked COLD was naturally cooled geothermal water.
The extraordinary attention to the water quality was evident.