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Address: 1085 Blue Hole Rd., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures...
Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures approximately 60 feet in diameter and 80 feet in depth.
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SO COLD

It was beautiful but so cold my body ached. Its basically just for diving and cliff jumping. But you cant really swim for any length of time without getting uncomfortably cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I saw signs for this place a year ago and this time we were able to stop. It was about 7 pm so I could not see thru the water. The parking attendant was gone so I didn't have to pay the regular $5 fee. It was full of locals count off. The grounds around it were gravel and dirt.... More 

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Huntersville NC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you ever have the chance to pass through Santa Rosa NM you must take time to see the Blue Hole. Cystal clear water flowing 24/7 and obviously a popular spot for locals as well. A very unique place.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was beautiful but so cold my body ached. Its basically just for diving and cliff jumping. But you cant really swim for any length of time without getting uncomfortably cold. Wish I had scuba gear; I would of loved to explore the depths.

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Azle, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great little place. Cheap to get in to. Deep at 81 ft. Water 61 degrees. Several places to jump in. Don't try to walk in or you'll chicken out. Beautiful blue water. Quite crowded on a Sat. Nearby was a park with a cool little lake. This city does it right.

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We hadn't heard about this place, but we stayed at the Santa Rosa Lake State Park, and the workers there told us about the Blue Hole. It was pretty neat to see, but I have to say, knowing the history of it made it better (It was one of the natural aquifers in the area before they made the reservoirs).... More 

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Oregon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped to see the Blue Hole while staying over night in Santa Rosa. They said the water temp is only like 60 degrees, so that was too cold for either one of us, but we enjoyed watching people climbing the rocks and jumping in to the beautiful depths of the blue water below, which is apparently 80+ feet deep.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This water is crazy clean and crazy cold. Despite the high temperatures, the water was approximately 60 degrees. One dive in and I was done. No street parking, so the $5 parking is mandatory.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

On our way down I - 40....we like to stop to see roadside attractions....since we have a blud hole in our area...we thought this would be interesting. It is very small, but okay. I don't know what the purpose is for the floating balls...there was no one " in charge" to answer any questions...but they did charge us $5.00 just... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you find yourself driving across the country and need a break this is a fabulous place for an hour or so. The clear 80 feet depth is amazing to see. Kids will have a blast jumping off the various formations. Next door is a lake which has been transformed in to a swimming pool experience with all the slides,... More 

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Loved it!!!! Kids got a kick out of jumping off the rocks. Water is beautiful and so cold! It is easy to get to from local hotels and nearby is a park for those that want diving boards or waterslides. Very inexpensive!

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Address: 1085 Blue Hole Rd., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Rosa

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