Gila National Forest

Lightfeather Hot Springs—Gila National Forest
Location: north of Silver City, New Mexico
Length of visit: 2 hours
Major draws: Scenic views, hot springs, hiking
Strenuosity: 2 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free
Additional considerations: Stream crossings, giant bullfrogs
Description: Less than a mile down the trail there is a shallow pool where 150-degree hot springs combine with cool river water; a great place to relax and watch (and listen to) wildlife.