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Battleship Rock

Jemez Springs, NM
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Jemez Springs
Type: Geologic Formations
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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161 reviews 161 reviews
108 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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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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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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54 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Santa Fe
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

It's and impressive site. We wanted to hike the trail 137 from Battleship Rock to Jemez falls, but the river was so high we didn't get very far before the trail was under water.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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816 attraction reviews
1,390 helpful votes 1,390 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is a nice stop along the Jemez Trail to hike or picnic. There are a number of trails in the area. It is an interesting large rock formation that looks like the bow of a battleship. There are rest rooms and a fee for parking.

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