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Address: Jemez Springs, NM

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Majestic Mountains

I was here with my family and the drive out to the mountains was really scenic! We stopped at the Soda Falls and then hiked one of the trails to the scenic falls overlook. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joseph L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here with my family and the drive out to the mountains was really scenic! We stopped at the Soda Falls and then hiked one of the trails to the scenic falls overlook. The view was great but the trail not so much. We were hiking with my daughter and her husband along with 2 young children. The trails... More 

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Thank Joseph L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Took a day trip from ABQ. Hadn't been here before so we didn't know what to expect. If you drive up into the mountains a bit, it actually reminds me a bit of Sedona (without the pricey hotels and restaurants) ok, maybe only the scenery is Sedona-ish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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Thank Michael J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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Thank David C
Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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 July 7, 2016 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 June 26, 2016

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 June 22, 2016

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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Thank agouraserene
Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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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