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Address: Jemez Springs, NM

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Copalis Beach, Washington
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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Copalis Beach, Washington
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55 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 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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72 helpful votes 72 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
88 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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Hamilton Island, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Incline Village, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Interesting rock formations right on the road - easy access! You can climb around the area for an up close view.

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Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was a nice, unplanned stop. My boys had a great time climbing on and crossing over the bridge formation. There are little cave like features where they crawled into and climbed on. The stream is beautiful and it's very pretty and peaceful. It is worth the stop.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great little spot to picnic, swim and enjoy. Drive is nice, peaceful, calming. No complaints!! Favorite childhood memory....

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