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Address: Jemez Springs, NM

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Interesting rock formation

This is a great stop while you are driving to the Jemez Springs area. It's right off the road, with plenty of parking. It smells like sulfur, and you can see that the caves are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great stop while you are driving to the Jemez Springs area. It's right off the road, with plenty of parking. It smells like sulfur, and you can see that the caves are still being formed with the water dripping.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

A great day trip from ABQ. Nice hikes, river and climbing into the dome. It is unusual and worth the trip.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There is a place to park and the basic information is available on this small but amazing natural wonder. Rich mineral waters sculptured this interesting formation. It reminds me of Inca bridge in Andes but much smaller scale of course.

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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Since I live in Jemez Springs, I see this site --which I've "explore" with guests-- many times. Though not truly a "dam" it's an unusual geological sodium phosphate formation through which the Jemez River cascades. On the north side, one can climb to the top and walk along the ridge. What a sight!

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very interesting formation along highway 4 very good place to stop at stretch your legs. If the winds are blowing down valley you can smell the sulfur from the springs up stream from the soda dam. Across the road from the dam look in the mineral deposits for a print of a road map that fell out of a car... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We just happened upon this. Glad we stopped and got out. We walked around for awhile. It was a nice stop to just get out and stretch.

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St. Petersburg, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It was a great place to see and well worth pulling over to investigate. We enjoyed every inch of the Jemez Mountains and Scenic Byway.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This attraction is right on the roadside on Highway 4 (Jemez Mountain Trail). Minerals from the hot springs have accumulated over time to build an interesting and scenic "dam" on the Jemez River. It would be improved by a good sign and some paved parking, but it is definitely worth a quick stop to check it out. No facilities here.

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connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is right off the main road. Very photogenic. Worth a little drive out of the way since the scenery in the entire area is enjoyable.

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Strong sulfur smell but the falls through the rocks are impressive. Be careful trying to climb up for a better view, slippery.

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Address: Address: Jemez Springs, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Jemez Springs

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