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Address: Jemez Springs, NM

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Jemez Mountains, essence of northern New Mexico

In a scenically arid land, the Jemez Mountains are a welcome green island of babbling streams, lofty peaks, lush meadows, dramatic canyons and rock outcrops, and majestic vistas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Vito M
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Placitas, NM
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Placitas, NM
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

In a scenically arid land, the Jemez Mountains are a welcome green island of babbling streams, lofty peaks, lush meadows, dramatic canyons and rock outcrops, and majestic vistas. An area whose natural wonders and deep history deserve several days of exploration.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went there on a drive just to get away, and we seen what is called the ship, which is quite the sight to see

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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I've lived in the Jemez Mountains for 24 years, and would not dream of moving anywhere else! The beauty, variety of geology and ecology, peace and quiet, seclusion, best "community" of people and animals ever!

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Olathe, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We took the East Fork Trail #137 from the trailhead on NM-4. The ground was covered with pine needles whose bouquet filled the air and then filled us. Trees cast dark shadows. Birds scolded. Cool air balanced a warm sun. An Albert’s squirrel scampered through the trees as our frenetic guide. The trail goes to the Jemez Falls Campground and... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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240 reviews 240 reviews
93 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We drove the highway 4 scenic route and other than my fear of heights, loved seeing the mountains. We had a picnic at Battleship Rock, and while it was pretty busy (Easter weekend) we found a nice spot next to the Jemez River.

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Mulberry, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I am surprised and disappointed that one of the main (if not the best) attractions for Jemez Springs doesn't list Gilman Tunnels!! I'm not going to spend any more time reviewing it - but note that I didn't see/read about it on TripAdvisor - do an internet search and go check it out before it closes!!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No trip to New Mexico is complete unless I visit the beautiful Jemez. There is a quality to these mountains and the surrounding area that is like none other. It is something you have to experience for yourself!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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163 reviews 163 reviews
74 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Jemez mountains remain one of our favorite places to visit after living in NM for 2 years. The drive up through the canyon surrounded by red rock is best done in the morning or evening so as to get the changing sunlight on the cliffs. Jemez Springs is a funky town with hot springs and local fare. Be sure... More 

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

driving from Alberqueque to Jemez was a beautiful ride and a glimpse at off the beaten road places and wonderful scenery

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Franklin, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Jemez is an out of the way special area. I spent a week enjoying the mountains and views of this gorgeous area. The natioal recreation area is quiet, and ver accessible. A drive up to the "tunnels is well worth the time. Red rock views which rival any, cascading streams, pure solitude. This New Mexico without the tourists.

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