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Soda Dam Hot Springs

Jemez Springs, NM
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Ranked #14 of 16 Attractions in Jemez Springs
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: Photogenic but small, these springs give off a strong sulfur smell.
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Alto, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Its very crowded so you have to wait for people to get out of the way. Go in the late afternoon, there's no one there and the light is better for photos.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The highway was expanded so all the springs along the road are no longer visible. No soaking anywhere here any longer. The person who wrote the post about them in OCT 2012 clearly hadn't been here in a decade.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

On one side of the road the Jemez river cut a hole through the soda deposits, forming a water fall framed by surrealistic shapes of rock, including a mini cave. On the other side, hot, sulphured water springs sprout from the ground and form a pool of crystal clear water. It is a beautiful spot to appreciate the wonders of... More

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Cerrillos, New Mexico
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Incredible little spot but a little closer to the road than I liked. We were able to hike around to the top and it was lovely and we were able to get to a spot away from the road.

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were on our way to another attraction and came upon this falls. It was quite pretty this time of year with icicles hanging on in places. The falls however was running just fine. Nice photo op if you're in the area but wouldn't drive far out of my way to make it a destination.

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San Jose, California
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251 reviews 251 reviews
54 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Across the road from Soda Dam are some very small hot springs. There is a concrete wall erected to protect the road. This also serves as a tub of some sort, and if you really wanted to, could be used for soaking. However it is right next to the road, and the water is warm, not hot. It does have... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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160 reviews 160 reviews
73 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Soda Dam is an interesting formation, but not much else. This roadside attraction is often crowded and parking can be a real mess. The area is usually swarming with folks gawking and sometimes playing in the water. Not sure about the water quality. I wouldn't plan on any more than getting my feet wet and snapping a photo or two.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

Nearly missed it...can't see the sign coming from one direction bit its right on the roadside. It's a one minute stop.

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