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Blue Hole

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Address: 1085 Blue Hole Rd., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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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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It is fun for teenagers, but difficult if you have young kids that are not strong swimmers.. If you are looking for a thrill of jumping off of a high rock into shockingly cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kekuiapoiwa
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is fun for teenagers, but difficult if you have young kids that are not strong swimmers.. If you are looking for a thrill of jumping off of a high rock into shockingly cold water then this place is perfect.. It is not made to just swim and hang out in the water.. Still great experience.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very pretty and cold I recommend jumping in off the cliffs inseam of walking in slowly. It's very deep good for scuba diving

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The kids (ages: 15 male, 10 male, 10 female) loved this! They jumped in several times. The water is cold! We were able to see scuba divers decent. We stayed in Santa Rosa for the night passing though. Between the Wibbit across the street and the Blue Hole we picked a fun town to stop in.

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Justin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were getting an early start after spending the night in Santa Rosa but thought we had time to see the Blue Hole. We followed the signs and found the place pretty easy. It is a swimming/diving hole so when we pulled in to the parking lot fully dressed to travel with the back seat load with travel stuff. I... More 

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SAN ANTONIO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The water in Blue Hole is gorgeous! It is also a constant 61 degrees (brrrr)! It was too cold and crowded for us but definitely worth the trip. There is a park with a swimming lake down the road that takes the same $5 parking pass if you decide ( like we did) to try a place that is a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first fun stop in NM after a long exhaustive trip from central Texas! The water was freezing but totally worth it! Great place, beautiful blue water, and great people!

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Niagara Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After several days camping in 100 degree heat this stop was a must! A unique swimming hole with 60 degree crystal clear blue water and a great natural diving board make this a must do.

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Omaha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Neat, beautiful place, definitely unique. Wear a swimsuit.... Appears to be restrooms or changing rooms but I did not check out. There is a $5 charge cash for parking. There were 2 lifeguards on duty. No lockers or such, so if you are traveling solo, there is nowhere to put a bag, car keys, phone, etc if you jump in....... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought my new wife here on our honeymoon trip. I had been here a few years ago and it was nice then. Today was very crowded with tons of young teens and adults. Decided not to swim because it is as too crowded. Cost 5 to park just to wade through the people to see it. I recommend going in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Hole is a very small pool of fresh water in the middle of the desert. It is about 40-50 ft wide and 81 ft deep. What makes it special is that there are about 3000 gallons of fresh (i.e. 61F COLD) water coming up from underground springs. This is a guaranteed cool-down in the middle of the 100+F... More 

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