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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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Victoria, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I found the Blue Hole on Yahoo search engine. I needed a place to visit for our drive through New Mexico onto Arizona. What a beautiful place. The water was a chilly 62 degrees. However with the weather being clear skies and hot - it was nice dip in the clear blue water. We wore lifejackets due to the depth,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a real find - an 80ft sinkhole well filled with the bluest, clearest, coolest water. Great for jumping off the rocky ledge on a hot day. Very busy but worth the trip. They charge $5 to park but if you only intend to stop for a look and a few pictures they don't charge. Beware though the water... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Jumping into the Blue Hole at Santa Rosa was scary but so much fun! It was very crowded because of the heat and the SCUBA divers there, but it was awesome! Don't miss the opportunity to dive into the crystal blue waters of the Blue Hole!!

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Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fun place to go to for a couple hours to cool off. Sometimes there are life guards on duty, and sometimes not. You can free dive and scuba here (with gear and permit). People jump off the 10-15 foot ledge into the hole. There is also a visitor center there with tourist info.

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Agoura, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The "Blue Hole" is stunning: Caribbean blue fresh water gushing out in the middle of the dusty, dry desert. I found it a few blocks from my hotel in town, with a busload of kids swimming in it (brrrrr!). I had pictured an isolated feature out in the middle of nowhere, but this serves as a swimming hole for tourists... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited August 2014. The Blue Hole is one of those things I have heard about for many years and finally decided to stop and have a look on the way to Santa Fe. We did have to pay $5 for parking. I am not sure if this was because it was a weekend or if it is a daily fee.... More

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Berwyn, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped on the spur of the moment, just hoping to take a peek. However, this place was so remarkable, our family of four just HAD to dig out our swimwear from our packed bags and take a dip. The cars in the lot seemed evenly divided between out-of-state road trippers like us and devoted NM locals, but it didn't... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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Churchville
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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