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Soda Dam

Jemez Springs, NM
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Type: Dams, Geologic Formations
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Be sure to see both sides of the dam. Rather unusual feature of a calcium carbonate dam with a fast moving stream.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Very cool formation! Stop and take a good look around. Little hot spring at side of road - didn't soak there though :)

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New Mexico, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It's an interesting geological feature, and certainly worth a stop and walk around a bit. I have a feeling that in the summer it would be a great spot to take a dip.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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183 reviews 183 reviews
45 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Our son lived in Albuquerque for five years and my wife and I visited him and toured the area quite a few times while he lived there. We really enjoy Jemez Springs and the surrounding area and whenever we visit, we stop at the Soda Dam. Why not- it’s right on the main road to Jemez Springs, there’s no charge,... More

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Jemez Springs, NM
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Soda Dam is located at the north end of the Village of Jemez Springs, New Mexico. The Jemez River flows through this unique travertine limestone formation. A must see when traveling through the heart of the Jemez!

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Lorenzo, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Very intriguing to see and smell (!) a waterfall with healing minerals flowing off of a cliff and coming thru the 'pores' of the earth around it. So worth the stop....

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Rio Rancho NM
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a cool rock formation with a river running through it. The big surprise is going inside the cave. Beautiful!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

You're not permitted near the water at all, so this is a quick roadside stop-and-stare. Rock formations are unusual, and the "chute" is unique.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I was in the area for a week, and stopped by here almost every day. It was interesting to compare pictures I took 18 years ago of this place, and see how much parts of the formation have evolved. There is a continual flow of people stopping by to check this spot out and take pictures of the front, but... More

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Austin, Texas
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161 reviews 161 reviews
108 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Soda Dam is a very interesting formation and can be easily seen from Hwy 4. Parking is available. A waterfall flows thru a tunnel in the rocks. The fall was about 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. The waterfall was rushing even during the existing draught. There are small caves to climb in and around. There is a small... More

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