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Jemez Mountains

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Address: Jemez Springs, NM

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One of my favorite places in New Mexico. Be sure to stop and see the Gilman Tunnels and Guadalupe River, go east on Highway 485 off of Highway 4.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places in New Mexico. Be sure to stop and see the Gilman Tunnels and Guadalupe River, go east on Highway 485 off of Highway 4.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great road past the Jemez Pueblo which then traverses Jemez Springs leading to the Jemez State Monument, Soda Dam, and Bandelier National Monument. The Valles Caldera is also viewable along the way. Lots of small shops and restaurants in Jemez Springs. Be prepared for a funky experience in this beautiful laid back place. Great hiking and fishing too.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the drive. Beautiful sheer granite cliffs leading down to white water. The tunnels are an engineering marvel and quite beautiful. Quite a surprise.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gilman Tunnels and the Guadalupe River off NM 4 are a clash between man and nature and nature ultimately won. The tunnels were blasted thru the mountains back in the 1920's to transport lumber/logging from the Jemez Mountains to Santa Fe. These tunnels and the adjacent Guadalupe River cuts through some of the oldest rocks in the Jemez Mountains... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried to escape the hot city for a day of mountain picnics and fishing. Beware speed traps the entire way from Bernalillo to Jemez Mountains especially thru Jemez Pueblo. Poor travelers pulled over everywhere so beware of the constant changing speeds if you're not a local. Almost all picnic and camp grounds were closed and the weather changed from 91... More 

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Agoura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed going back to the new, improved Giggling Springs Hot Springs: they have added a third pool alongside the burbling Jemez River and no longer require an exact hour advance reservation secured by a credit card. Tanya is still a helpful, welcoming manager and let me eat my picnic lunch on the porch while I waited out a passing... More 

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is really spiritual. Earth and sky give you a sense of something beyond. It is no wonder that the Towa wish to keep it to themselves. There is not a single hint of Wall Street and all that nonsense here. Just incredible creation and peace.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Stunning, rural landscapes. One of the most beautiful places in New Mexico that allows you to truly connect with nature.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Me and my friends have been going to these mountains for many years. Most people just visit the Jemez Springs side but I highly suggest taking road 126 to the Cuba side as well. Both sides have so many things to offer whether you are camping, fishing, hiking, or just out for a drive. I have added some photos that... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Every summer my friends and I journey to Jemez, NM, to recharge our spirits. Exquisite mountains and marvelous people. Be sure to stay at the Jemez Mountain Inn run by Paul and Luana. Eat at the Highway 4 Cafe. And enjoy the Los Ojos Bar and Grill. An Old West treat.

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