On my way back, I took the Hot Springs Trail, stopped at the hot springs and soaked my aching legs in the hot water for about 15 minutes. It was like therapy and did wonders to recuperate my muscles. If you don't want to do the full hike to Rio Grande Village, you can just hike to the Hot Springs, which is only 5 minutes away from the parking lot. The Hot Springs are right along the bank of the Rio Grande river.
On a down note, there is a lot of illegal immigrant activity in this area. I didn't see any in this area, but I could here them talking back and forth over my two-way radio.