Jemez Mountain Trail

Jemez Mountain Trail, Jemez Springs: Address, Jemez Mountain Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Jemez Mountain Trail
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King Fish
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A Treasure
Jun 2019
Nice scenic drive. You'll see a rock formation that very much looks like Charlie Brown. Lots of hidden secrets here. Stay and admire the marvel gaze as long as you please.

Forrest Fenn's treasure use to be stashed here.
Written December 17, 2019
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GunnHa
Algard, Norway2,309 contributions
Spectacular
May 2019 • Couples
We drove from Albuquerque to Santa Fe the long way round , through Los Alamos
This is a really enjoyable drive through ever changing scenery . There are lots of sights to see along the way , places to stop , visitor centers to visit and thousands of photo opportunities not to mention national monuments to visit. Thoroughly recommended route.
Written May 30, 2019
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ldyluck2
Iowa City, IA86 contributions
Every hike is lovely
Aug 2018 • Couples
Not too stressful, beautiful views no matter the season. The Jemez valley is a treasure. Be sure to give yourself time to explore.
Written August 24, 2018
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mountains74
Edgewood, NM478 contributions
Great drive
Mar 2017 • Couples
Great Scenic drive mesas mountains valleys rock formations to explore pay attention to the wildlife. We have seen wild Turkey's, Bob cats, fox, coyotes, mule deer, elk, mountain lions and Black bears. Red cliffs and mesas to battle shiprock, Valle's Caldera, Bandelier National Monument are just some of the scenic highlights to see on this drive...don't forget to see Jemez Falls Soda dam and others
Written March 26, 2017
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pamelaL74
Boerne, TX678 contributions
Great spot to travel
Nov 2016 • Friends
Traveled in and around the area for a week. So many places to experience nature. Great hikes, great photo ops, great places to just relax and enjoy nature.
Written November 17, 2016
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gregnx
Los Alamos, NM267 contributions
Nice hiking
Sep 2016 • Family
Good trails with some interesting fossils that you can find Kama as well as passing through some sulfur deposits.
Written November 10, 2016
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Silemi2013
Sault Sainte Marie87 contributions
Great scenery, not very well maintained trail
Jul 2016 • Family
After a beautiful 30-mile drive, we got to this trail, which is also amazing. Great view to mountains and streams. Small waterfalls, huge trees and boulders to rest under and stop to enjoy the view. We could not finish the whole trail, however, because we were warned by frustrated hikers that the path does not lead all the way to the top and they gave up searching. We also turned around, not wishing to aimlessly search for a path with two exhausted dogs on our hands. It would be nice if these natural treasures were better maintained and had signs to help hikers. Distances and elevations would help us estimate if the walks are appropriate for our age and level of fitness. The trail is narrow and occasionally quite steep.
The springs and a well provided plenty of water for our pets, but we had to provide our own water. On the way, there are several small, local eateries that serve good food. We stopped for Indian tacos and home made bread. The tacos were huge, and we should have shared one, but they were really good, with fresh ingredients. We brought the bread home, and found it very good for sandwiches.
I recommend this trip for its beauty, but those who plan on hiking with kids or elder persons should be well prepared and expect not to find enough information on the spot.
Written July 5, 2016
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lovesthesun-7
Stittsville, Ontario1,068 contributions
Woonderful Way to Spend a Day!
Jul 2015 • Couples
During a recent 3 day stay in Santa Fe, we decided to drive this beautiful highway, and what a thoroughly enjoyable day it was. The roads are gorgeous and the varied scenery one drives through in the course of the day is quite remarkable. There are beautiful waterfalls (Jemez River Falls - a short, easy hike), the caldera, The Gilman Tunnels, Soda Dam. We had contemplated starting it the previous day in mid afternoon after a visit to Bandolier Monument, and are glad we waited and gave it an entire day of our time. You will stop frequently to see the sights, and don't want to feel rushed. Definitely a worthwhile trip - uncrowded and very scenic.
Written September 11, 2015
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,117 contributions
Gorgous trail for hikers, bikes and cars.
May 2015 • Couples
There is total of 120 miles of scenic trail surrounded by mountains, streams, waterfalls, ruins and natural wonders. If you are not familiar with the area it is best to pick up a simple schematic trail map of Jemez Mountain Trail and follow in chosen direction. It is so much to see. The area is good for a day trip but one can also camp or stay in motels and inns. Visitor center in White Rock and Sandoval County Event Center have maps and information.
Written June 16, 2015
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Jean B
Las Cruces, NM257 contributions
Most beautiful drive I've seen in NM
May 2014 • Solo
What a gorgeous drive! It's well worth your time. So much to see and many hikes available. I went to Jemez River Falls, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Los Alamos which has an excellent museum and many choices for lunch, and Bandelier National Monument. Oh, and don't miss the Overlook in White Rock NM. It's spectacular!
Written June 2, 2014
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