Boquillas (Langford) Hot Springs - Hot Springs in the U.S.


The border between the United States and Mexico becomes the focus of attention because of the President Trump’s promise.

When dipping in the hot spring that is nearly on the border, what do you see from the tub?

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is one of the largest, and at the same time the least popular national parks in the continental United States.

Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park (Explored)

Photo by Robert Hensley – Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park (Explored) (2012) / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

In exchange for untouched wilderness, it is difficult to get around; it takes five hours’ drive from El Paso and six from San Antonio.

Awesome Location

In 1909, there was a man who established a resort around hot springs set in this splendid view of nature.

His name was J.O. Langford.

Many people visited his town in search the efficacy for malaria.


However, nobody was able to stay in this town, due to repeated attacks from gangs of bandits.

Even today, hot springs are gushing in the ruin, which is one of the attracts of the park.


Proceeding along the cliff, you hear chatter of the Rio Grande.

Outdoor Bath

Many people love hot springs...
Me too.

The upper part of the building of an indoor bath collapsed and it looks like an outdoor bath.

The water temperature is tepid, around 104 degrees F.

The Rio Grande

Nobody seems to have cleaned the tub for a long time, and it is partly muddy.

Now then, where is the border?

Infinity Pool

In fact, the opposite shore is Mexico.

The Rio Grande is indeed a rushing river, but anyone can easily go across it.

When you soak in the hot spring that is located nearly on the border, you see just a small river.


Boquillas (Langford) Hot Springs, Big Bend National Park, Texas, U.S.


  • Style
    Undeveloped (entrance fee required)
  • Rule
    Clothing required
  • Chlorination
  • Water Temp
    Up to 106 degrees F

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