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Blue Hole

1085 Blue Hole Rd., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Scuba diving
Traveler Description: From the surface, Blue Hole is a modest-sized, circular pool of water, about 80 feet in diameter. The water temperature is about 62° F, with a... more »
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Amarillo, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was an awesome experience! My kids really wanted to jump off the rocks at the Blue Hole, we all jumped. It was a body shock to hit the freezing cold water. The kids jumped about 5 times each they were too cold to keep jumping. It was really cool, you can see all the way to the bottom!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There is a beautiful rock formation with gorgeous blue water. Very deep. Possible to scuba dive here or just jump in for a swim. Water is a chilly 61 degrees. Worth a short drive.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped here on part of a summer road trip and it was worth the stop! Yes, the water is Cold but once I got used to it, I was fine. Beautiful spot, that's not over done and too touristy. Worth a stop!

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A nice dive you can rent the gear on site. Just a blue hole you would not expect where it is . There were lots of divers. They come from all over the to train there.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I stopped in Santa Rosa on the outgoing leg of a road trip and was intrigued enough to stay on the homeward bound leg. The Blue Hole was one of the curiosities that caught my eye. It is easy to find and worth a quick trip off Rte 66 (I 40) unless of course you want to dive, then plan... More

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was really looking forward to getting into the water. Its very clear and very deep and freezing. We had a fabulous swim. I jumped off the high rock. Divers in the water because its so deep. Life guards on duty. Great swim, just what I needed at the time.

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Harker Heights, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Happened by this by chance. Beautiful scuba diving sight; however, we were therefor the view. The artisan well makes the water crystal clear and the most beautiful color of blue. Well worth the short detour.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very interesting spot. Reminded me of some of the unusual sights in Yellowstone Park. A small water hole with clear blue water showing a deepness and ledges. It is part of a park, easy to find, a short distance from I40. I was surprised the people of Santa Rosa hadn't made a bigger deal of it. You drive right in... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Family road trip and this was a random perfect stop!!! My kids 8 and 6 both took up the courage to jump the "big jump" and it was awesome...I feel like I am leaving the Blue Hole feeling a little younger myself!!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We drove 126 miles from Albuquerque, to check out this spot, and my family and I were not disappointed. Beautiful crystal clear, blue water. Nice diving spots. Too cold for very many fish to survive, but a few of them too. Not much else to do there but that, but there is a little lake nearby with a water slide... More

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