Weekend Trip to Jordan Hot Springs

This is an easy and straightforward hike, Beginners are welcome. There is always a chance of snow at this time but not likely. However, if you never have and wanna try to backpack in early season this is a good one. I can help you get ready for it. Long Drive for those in the North but every trip to Jordan has been worth it. We will Head out Saturday at 9 AM.  We will go through Little Bear Canyon to cut off the amount of water crossings. There will be 15 crossings of the Middle Fork of the Gila River and more depending on where we camp. Wood is hard to come by if you camp next to the springs so its likely it will be a crossing or two before or after. THE WATER WILL BE FREEZING. Prepare for that. Bring water shoes and neoprene socks that you can hike in for 3 or 4 miles. The water doesn't get past the knee typically, even at this time of the year. Bring warm gear, Sunday morning the sun won't hit for a while in that canyon.

Please Note: Anyone attending our trips must have a signed Waiver & Release Form on file with us. This covers all trips and activities so you only have to sign it once. If you have not already signed this form, it can be downloaded from our "Pages" section and turned in to the organizer when you arrive for the trip.

If you RSVP Yes for this trip please plan on attending. Please read our "RSVP" Policy located in our "About" section.

The deadline for changing a "Yes" RSVP to a "No" RSVP is February 22.

Trip Dates: March 1 (Saturday morning) thru March 3(Sunday hike out)

Drive Time to Trailhead: 5 hours We will head out from TJ Corral

Directions to Trailhead and camp: South I-25 past T or C. Go west on Highway 152. Be careful through the Black Range that road is treacherous dry. Turn right (north) on route 35 and take that all the way to the end. When on 15 take that all the way to the end. Go towards the Cliff Dwellings and the the campgrounds will be on the right.

Trip Rating:  EASY

Trail Length: 7 Miles one way

Elevation Gain: 700ft

Expected Temps: Highs in the mid 50s to upper 60s, lows in the mid 20's to 30's

Well behaved dogs are welcome

Contact Derrick for more info or questions

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  • Luke R.

    3 people only?

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • Derrick

      you're tellin me.

      February 28, 2013

    • Derrick

      considering it started off with 20. not too happy about it.

      February 28, 2013

  • Dean

    I made Aaron put on his big boy pants and get his own account.

    February 27, 2013

  • Dean

    Geeezzz!! gotta buncha pansies in this group!!

    February 26, 2013

    • Keven

      Well I saw no "pansies" in the group that went to San Antonio Hot Springs and woke from a -3 degree night with smiles and good attitudes. I'm just saying.

      2 · February 26, 2013

    • Dean

      Good call! =)

      February 27, 2013

  • Debbie

    Thanks anyway Dean.

    February 26, 2013

  • Michal

    I think my huevos blew off in a big sneeze! I was quite happy to be moved frm the waitlist but since I don't really know anyone in the group going I've become worried that I'd slow you down if I were to get to feeling worse and tried to do this, like I'd want to do ordinarily! At best, I'd scare off all the wildlife too! I do hope y'all have a great trip and get to "told you so" to the rest of us, esp if it is above 20 at nite!

    February 26, 2013

  • Derrick

    lol everyone dropped.

    February 22, 2013

    • Dean

      shows the huevos in our group, no?!

      February 26, 2013

  • Dean

    Hey Debbie and Derrick... Aaron and I are planning on leaving Belen about 5:30 or so.. Since it's just the four of us, I think we should all take one vehicle.... ya think???

    February 26, 2013

  • Michal

    I'm sorry but i have to change my rsvp to no. I've got a worsening sinus infection & i'm worried about the cold weather. I was really looking forward to this wonderful trip- is there any chance anyone is going to be repeating this come April or so?

    February 25, 2013

  • Debbie

    I will need to carpool.with someone leaving after 3pm. so if you have room please let me know. Thanks!

    February 24, 2013

  • Keven

    Wish I could. :-(

    February 24, 2013

  • Paul D. W.

    I truly wish to partake in future trips when it warms up. Hopefully by late April. Tks

    February 23, 2013

  • Chris

    Where do we get the waiver and do fax or email it?

    February 17, 2013

    • Derrick

      under the more option on the top it is under files. just bring it with you

      February 18, 2013

  • Derrick

    this trip is like 3 weeks away so I wanted to start bringing some things to peoples attention. There is a lot of people signed up and I am still iffy about raising the limit. if anything, it will only go to 15. Plus I am compensating for the amount of last minute rsvp changes or no shows that usually occur on these trips. For people who have never been here I am going to put it clearly, this is early March, still winter. The trip is around 6500 feet which isnt bad, but the possibility of snow is always there. And if you read accounts of many peoples trips, snow is not completely unheard of. although I wouldn't begin to put my chips on that bet, I want anyone who is 100% on going to be prepared for cold. I have gone multiple times in March and enjoyed great weather. Mornings are cold, especially the water crossings. No doubt about that. If you might have an issue with this please drop so others can join in.

    February 10, 2013

    • Derrick

      I always go here in march or october. temps average 60 to 70's in the day. and mostly 30's at night. have had low twenties one time.

      February 10, 2013

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