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Battleship Rock

Jemez Springs, NM
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Ranked #12 of 16 Attractions in Jemez Springs
Type: Geologic Formations
Most recent review
- Oct 11, 2014
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
11 reviews 11 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
108 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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San Jose, California
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250 reviews 250 reviews
54 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Just pulled over to take a photo. Would not come here for this attraction, however nice to see. There may are some hikes to get a better experience of it, supposedly challenging. There is no particular place to pull over from NM-4, but one can stop near a small road to take a picture.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

If you're driving through Jemez, definitely pull over and stop here. You won't regret it. I read about this place and was thinking, "Eh. It's a rock, whatever. I'll snap a photo while driving past at 70mph." But our friends convinced us to pullover, and once you pass through the pines and park.. Step out of your car and just... More

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