From the rugged coast of Maine to the serene beauty of Alaska, the United States is full of incredible backpacking destinations.

The remote and stunning Gila National Forest in New Mexico is home to the impressive Jordan Hot Springs.

It is a great first hike if you or your family is getting into backpacking.

The trail is only 6.8 miles and is rated beginner to intermediate.

Nestled in the heart of a forest of ponderosa pine, juniper, and Douglas fir, this natural hot springs pool is an oasis for nature lovers seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.

Visitors can explore the area’s other sights, including a petroglyph site, an abandoned homestead from the 1800s, and the Chloride Mine Trail.

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