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Address: 1085 Blue Hole Rd, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2535
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Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures...

Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures approximately 60 feet in diameter and 80 feet in depth.

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Quick and Interesting Stop!

We have stopped at Blue Hole many times over the years and it's always fascinating. It does not take much time to zip off I-40 and take a quick look. It is kind of hypnotic to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Arlington, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had no intentions of stopping here, but spotted a road sign advertising it on the highway while passing through New Mexico. So, we decided to give them a call and see if they were open. Much to our surprise, they were! Not only this, but it's a completely FREE attraction where you can park, walk up to the big... More 

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Thank Stephanie M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting spot to stop since we were stopping in Santa Rosa, NM, but not worth exiting the interstate and finding it if you only want to see this pool. It takes about 5 minutes to see this site, read the little bit of information and even take pictures with the face cut-outs.

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1 Thank Cathy M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's interesting and I'm glad we saw it but not something that I would encourage others to see. If you're in Santa Rosa go see it. Nothing else to see.

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Thank Judyandmark4
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stopped at Blue Hole many times over the years and it's always fascinating. It does not take much time to zip off I-40 and take a quick look. It is kind of hypnotic to stare down into the deep blue abyss. Kids are fascinated by it and really enjoy it, as do adults. You can't go wrong by... More 

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Lubbock, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly! Don't drive by! It is not far off the highway at all. It is cheap! $5 per carload. We went in late august when it was hot outside. This is a perfect time. Hole is smaller than we thought it would be. Water was cold and clear. It was fascinating!!! Lifeguards on duty. Changing room and bathroom available. Picnic... More 

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Thornton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting. We went to get our open water certification check out dive. Small pond not too far away from town. Lots of divers but didn't seem too crowded. Several non working toilets and showers; and other than air, there are no services. Platforms at 20, 25 feet and I think lower as well. We were there at the end of... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm just an uneducated yokel passing through, so I didn't come here to dive. I did take a dip in the summer, and can certainly tell you it's cold. My last stop was passing through in winter, so I only observed the deep, blue water and buoys. A nice spot to stop for a picnic, or to take a cool... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

It's out in the middle of nowhere. It's much smaller than I expected. There's no fences or signs screaming "beware, danger Will Robinson..". ...no admission. You just walk up, look down into this incredibly clear water trying to imagine... I so wanted to jump in!!! ...but the 61 degree water felt too cold on a gray January day. Not sure... More 

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1 Thank Jim M
Vienna
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

We stopped there, on our Route 66-trip through New Mexico. It was a sunny day, and we watched some kids jumping into the water. Although crystal clear, deep blue water in the desert is somehow fascinating, it serves clearly primarily as a scuba diving training spot. That said, no need to make a detour.

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Cheltenham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

One of the natural wonders worth stopping off at when on Route 66. We found this place on a lovely day and although busy I just had to take a dive into the wonderfully refreshing water which is naturally at a constant temperature throughout the year. With some nice changing facilities this would undoubtedly get five out of five. Don't... More 

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