Ojo Caliente, New Mexico

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Ojo Caliente is a small unincorporated community in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 285 near the Rio Grande between Española and Taos, approximately 50 miles north of Santa Fe, the state capital. Ojo Caliente is known for its hot springs.

Ojo Caliente is one of the oldest health resorts in North America. Tewa tradition holds that its pools provided access to the underworld. Frank Mauro purchased the springs in 1932, and it remained a family business for three generations. The resort's buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] The nearby Ojo Caliente Hot Springs Round Barn, built in 1924, is also listed on the National Register.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowland, Susan (1996-10-20). "Two New Mexico Spas". The New York times. Retrieved 2018-05-30. /
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

Coordinates: 36°18′11″N 106°02′49″W / 36.303°N 106.047°W / 36.303; -106.047