If you are a naturist (or nudist, whichever you prefer) in New Mexico and looking for groups to join or resorts to attend, you are in luck. With a temperate climate and natural hot springs, New Mexico has many clothing-optional offerings.
If you are new to this idea and curious about being nude and joining other naturists, you may have some questions but are reluctant to bring them up.
Nudist Destinations in New Mexico
- SunTree Travel Club: The SunTree Travel Club is a group of naturists who gather for outings, potlucks, swimming and hot soaks, games, and conversation. There is no central property, but instead they meet at members' homes, public areas for camping and hiking, and rented facilities. The club's main focus is the cohesiveness of the group, so it is encouraged you attend three meetings before joining. The club is made up of married and singles of all walks of life.
- Roadrunner Naturists: Roadrunner Naturists is an active group of nudists based in northern New Mexico, with most events held in the Albuquerque area. The group is made up of all ages, with the average member being between 40 and 60. Their custom is "nude when possible and appropriate, clothed when practical." They are a close-knit group who loves the outdoors and celebrating the human body. Roadrunner Naturists enjoy activities such as swimming, soaking in hot tubs and hot springs, camping, and parties—from potlucks to holiday gatherings.
- Faywood Hotsprings Resort: Dubbed "oasis in the desert," this resort offers clothing-optional bathing areas throughout this 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 RV and tent sites for camping.
- Ten Thousand Waves Spa: Modeled after Japanese hot springs resorts, this spa has communal and private hot tubs. The communal tubs are the Grand Tub and the Women's Communal Tub—the women's tub is clothing optional, but the Grand tub requires bathing suit bottoms at all times. (You can rent a swimsuit at the front desk.)
- Ojo Spa Resorts: Both properties, the Ojo Caliente and Sunrise Springs, offer bathing au natural in one of their private outdoor pools for one to two people for 50 minutes; Sunrise Springs also features outdoor mineral-infused soaking tubs for a single person for 25 minutes. Reservations are necessary and a robe and flip flops required to wear to and from the pools.
- Riverbend Hot Springs: This mineral springs resort and spa is located in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. There are overnight accommodations but you can also reserve one of the private pools for a portion of the day. The clothing-optional private pools have privacy walls only on three sides to allow for an open view of the river and mountains beyond. The deluxe private pools can fit four to six people, while the classic pools are more comfortable for singles and couples (although you could fit four people). All private pools have overhead cold showers, misters, ceiling fans, riverside curtains, and lounge chairs for relaxing.
- Mi Casa Bed and Breakfast: New Mexico's only nudist accommodations, this two-room bed and breakfast is welcoming, intimate, and clothing optional. 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.
- Mountain Dawn Lodge: This clothing-optional accommodation is geared toward adult lifestyle, welcoming all alternative lifestyle couples and groups (21 and older). The lodge was voted as one of the top five luxurious swingers hotels. There are several private rooms, an exercise area, hot tub, pool table, and theater room. Located 8,300 feet above in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the scenery and cool temperatures create a beautiful setting.