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Battleship Rock

Address: Jemez Springs, NM
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Ranked #10 of 16 Attractions in Jemez Springs
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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St. Petersburg, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We loved everything about the Jemez Mountains and Scenic Byway, including Battleship Rock. I love NM!

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Incline Village, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Best view from the parking lot right off the road. Striking rock formation that does indeed look like a battleship!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It's an impressive rock with a chiseled appearing face, tall, and close to the road. It's easy to miss the turn out if you wish to stop for closer inspection. Does it really look like a battleship? You'll have to decide.

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Greensboro, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Definitely pull off the highway so that you can get a good look, safely! This is a stunning outcrop (likely called something else by the local Jemez Pueblo).

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a beautiful place to take a walk and have a picnic. There are massive volcanic boulders scattered in the river and the imposing rock formation that gives the place its name - although it didn't look much like a battleship to me!

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a small picnic area along New Mexico highway 4 (or 502 -- long story) just south of Valles Caldera National Preserve, which see, and east of the town of Jemez Springs. It's a pleasant place to drop in for a picnic lunch while you're on the road, and if you happen to be interested in geology, the connections... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Can't miss it. Great volcanic scenery. Good road through the mountains, easy to get to visit. Stop and take some pictures! Just u the road from the Soda Dam before you get to Valles Caldera.

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Austin, Texas
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169 reviews 169 reviews
109 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Battleship Rock is an interesting rock formation. It can be easily seen from Hwy 4. A parking lot is available.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This was our first time at Battleship Rock and we couldn't really find a trail to the top. We asked some visitors on the trail who had been there many times before, and from the picnic area it was apparently a long hike around the back of the ridge to get to the top. We enjoyed walking through the trails... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It's actually a cool rock that looks like the front of a battleship. Use your imagination. Perhaps I'm a little jaded after seeing Sedona, AZ. If we hadn't been on the way to another attraction we wouldn't have driven out of our way to see it. But worth stopping for a Kodak moment if you're in the area.

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