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“A Must-See!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Hole

Blue Hole
1085 Blue Hole Rd., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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Owner description: Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures approximately 60 feet in diameter and 80 feet in depth.
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A Must-See!”
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 seem too crowded. Even if you don't venture into the crystal clear water, it's fun to watch the jumpers and divers. And, the water is truly a mesmerizing blue. We were so mesmerized, our "quick peek" turned into an extended stop of a couple hours. On a hot, dry day, this backyard-sized hole is a godsend to the weary interstate traveler. There were a number of conscientious lifeguards there, but parents should take a good look at the rock formations with any prospective young jumpers. You know, "look before you leap" really applies here. The stairs leading down into the hole are a little slippery with algae, so proceed with caution. You can stand on a ledge with the water surface at adult torso level, or tread water above the deeper area. I selfishly sent my husband and two young children to the shaded picnic tables while I enjoyed an extended float. (Parents will recognize the importance of maintaining a modicum of serenity during a cross-country trek.). Don't miss this FREE experience. Honestly, it's a wonder this area hasn't been appropriated by some money-grubbing agency and turned into some new age spa retreat. You'll have to make a stop to stretch your legs and find a restroom at some point on your road trip. Pack a lunch and see the Blue Hole!

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Square-on-Wheels
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Amarillo, Texas
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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!

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Jacqueline C
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Helen V
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126 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
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!

3 Thank RoadtripperColl
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Scuba diving”
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.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Derick L
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