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Address: Jemez Springs, NM
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Photogenic but small, these springs give off a strong sulfur smell.

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Great roadside stop

Our family will stop here every time we go up to Los Alamos from Albuquerque. The kids can spend several hours playing in the water (on the other side of the dam, you will have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michael J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family will stop here every time we go up to Los Alamos from Albuquerque. The kids can spend several hours playing in the water (on the other side of the dam, you will have to walk up and over the rocks to get there). Be careful walking down to the dam as the rocks can be very slippery.

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Thank Michael J
Santa Barbara, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Soda Dam is a geologic wonder formed by thousands of years of mineral deposit from a hot spring. It is easily accessible, right along Highway 4, but take care as it can be easily missed. The Soda Dam Historical Marker is located about 36 miles from the entrance of Bandelier, driving south on Highway 4, and it is about 1... More 

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Thank Virtual_Jade
Hurst, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

It's really a unique formation. Basically it's a stalagmite outside that fell over. That said, it doesn't do the formation Justice.

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Thank gooner817
Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Easy access and free sight that is interesting if you are interested in nature or geology. We enjoyed a quick visit

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Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Fun stop on the way to Santa Fe. Don't forget to check out the hot spring across the road from the Soda Dam.

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2 Thank Peggy W
Upland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We visit Jemez Springs a lot (mostly in summer) and we have to go to Soda Dam every time...or have unhappy kids. Always a fun time!

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hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Well worth a stop to look at the fabulous rock formations can be busy at times and difficult to park

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There are similar bigger scale natural wonders in Andes and Inca Bridge comes to mind. This one is very interesting and worthwhile. It is on Highway 4 and there is good information on this site. The build up deposit of minerals is picturesque. It is a shame they do not bottle some of that mineral water right there.

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1 Thank podrozniczka60
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A visit to Jemez Springs would not be the full-on experience without stopping at the Soda Dam and doing some walking/climbing around the rocks and springs. Get out of that car and explore! It's a natural wonder, one of the many unusual geological treats to be found in New Mexico.

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2 Thank Marielle O
Wichita Falls, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I love to take thus route from Los Alamos to ABQ and this particular spot is one of a handful along the way that I always like to stop off at. It's not the coolest pit stop ever but it's worth a stop for sure.

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