Legendary Healing Waters
For centuries, travelers and seekers have journeyed to Ojo for renewal and rejuvenation amidst our natural high desert hot springs.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs
Ojo Caliente’s tradition runs as deep as our mineral hot springs. We became the country’s first health spa when we opened the doors of our bathhouse in 1868, and since then, people have traveled from near and far to absorb the mental and physical health benefits of soaking in pools rich in healing minerals, built out of the landscape. Each of our hot spring pools is naturally sulfur-free and rich in four elements: iron, arsenic, soda, and lithia.
Hot Spring Pools
Soda is believed to aid in digestion. It is the only inclosed pool and is deep and steamy. The Soda Pool is a silent pool so please respect the quiet.
At the spacious Lithia Pool, you can sink into calming hot waters under the stars and in close proximity to our brand-new bathhouse with sauna and steam rooms. This pool is named for the depression-relieving mineral you’ll find in Ojo’s waters, and we invite you to seek calm here on your quest for inner peace.
Your body needs iron to create blood and carry oxygen throughout your body, and it’s believed that soaking in iron-rich springs can also aid your immune system. The Iron pool has a pebble floor where the natural spring bubbles up between your toes.
Don’t let the name scare you—like the rest of our soaking pools, the Arsenic Pool is also mineral rich with iron, soda, and lithia. Soaking in arsenic-rich waters is believed to relieve stomach ulcers, arthritic pain, and heal skin conditions.
At the Mud Pool, you can slather your skin in a special clay blend that purifies your pores as you dry in the sun. After you rinse off at our outdoor shower or take a dunk in the mud pool, you’ll immediately notice softer skin.
Upper & Lower Cliffside Pools
The Upper and Lower Cliffside Pools are dramatically tucked into the cliffside at the edge of the resort, offering a serene place to soak. In winter months, when the sun sets long before the pools close for the evening, you can enjoy fantastic stargazing from the comfort of these waters.
The Large Pool is our coolest pool and works great as a cold plunge in the summer months. It also offers a spacious area to quietly soak with friends and lounge in the sun on poolside chairs.
Immerse and Heal with All-Day Access
Ojo Caliente’s communal pools are what started it all, and they’re at the heart of everything we do. In a calm, quiet and mindfully social area, you can bask in the health benefits of soaking in harmony with nature and other like-hearted travelers. Each of our pools has a unique design and a different view of our gorgeous natural surroundings and lovingly landscaped grounds, and we encourage you to try each one. The temperatures of each pool range between 80 and 105 degrees so you can have a different experience in every pool even as you enjoy the benefits of the same enriching minerals.
Soak in Solitude with a Private Pool Session
Our private pools offer enriching experiences for couples, small groups of friends or solo soakers seeking a private moment. Each clothing-optional pool is tucked away in a tranquil cliffside corner of the resort, so you can soak in true privacy. All of our private pools are rich in lithia, iron, arsenic, and soda, and offer an elevated opportunity to see a different side of Ojo.