If you are a naturist or nudist looking to shed your clothes in New Mexico, you are in luck—with a temperate climate and natural hot springs, the state offers a wealth of clothing-optional clubs, spas, and resorts.
- SunTree Travel Club: SunTree naturists live all over New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and other parts of the Southwest. They gather at members' homes for outings, potlucks, swimming and hot soaks, games, and conversation, but they also travel to public land and rented facilities such as ski lodges. The club's main focus is the cohesiveness of the group, so aspiring SunTree members are encouraged to attend three meetings to ensure they're a good fit before joining. Both married and single people from all walks of life are welcome.
- Roadrunner Naturists: This close-knit group of nudists is based in northern New Mexico, and most of their events are held in the Albuquerque area. Though made up of all ages, the average member is between 40 and 60. Roadrunner Naturists love the outdoors, celebrate the human body, and go "nude when possible and appropriate, clothed when practical." They enjoy swimming, soaking in hot tubs and hot springs, camping, and getting together for parties, from group potlucks to holiday gatherings.
- Faywood Hotsprings Resort: Dubbed an "oasis in the desert," Faywood offers clothing-optional bathing areas throughout its natural geothermal resort. Located in southwestern New Mexico, the property is home to several public and private soaking pools known for their healthful mineral waters. If you are looking to stay overnight, the resort offers cabins, as well as both "clothing required" and "clothing-optional" RV and tent campsites.
- Ten Thousand Waves Spa: Modeled after Japanese hot springs resorts, this lovely Santa Fe spa has clothing-optional private hot tubs and two communal tubs: the Grand Tub and the Women's Communal Tub. While the Women's Communal Tub is clothing-optional, the Grand Tub requires guests to wear bathing suit bottoms. (You can rent a swimsuit at the front desk.) Located just 10 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, Ten Thousand Waves also boasts a Japanese restaurant and a full menu of massage and shiatsu treatments.
- Ojo Spa Resorts: Both Ojo Spa properties, Ojo Caliente and Sunrise Springs, offer bathing au naturel in one of their private mineral-infused outdoor pools and soaking tubs. Reservations are required and guests must wear a robe and flip-flops to and from the pools. Overnight visitors can book simple, affordable lodgings at Ojo, or splurge on an all-inclusive Sunrise Springs package with gourmet meals and a wealth of guest activities, ranging from yoga and meditation to horticulture, culinary, and art classes.
- Riverbend Hot Springs: Located in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, this mineral springs resort and spa offers overnight accommodations, but you can also reserve private pools for part of the day. Clothing-optional pools have privacy walls only on three sides to allow for a spectacular open view of the river and mountains beyond. Though deluxe pools can fit four to six people, Riverbend is designed as more of a couples retreat and doesn't allow small children. All private pools have overhead cold showers, misters, ceiling fans, riverside curtains, and lounge chairs for relaxing.
- Mi Casa Bed and Breakfast: Billed as "New Mexico's only nudist accommodations," this modest two-room bed and breakfast in the heart of Albuquerque is a welcoming and intimate clothing-optional retreat. The private backyard is the ideal spot for relaxing in the sun, skinny dipping in the pool, or taking a soak in the hot tub. The owner will make you feel very comfortable, and the rates are quite reasonable.