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“Great Day Trip”

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great Day Trip”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Love the Jemez Mountains. This is a great day trip if you are visiting the area. Beautiful scenery, great photo ops. Don't forget to visit Pajarito Mountain, the sleepy amazing ski hill in the Jemez Mountains. Have lunch at the cafe.

Visited October 2012
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Naples, Florida
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“You HAVE to do this”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

If you find time to do nothing else in New Mexico, you have to do this road trip. From Santa Fe it is a full day trip, especially if you keep stopping to take pictures like I do!

The first part of the trip from Santa Fe to Los Alamos is ok, nothing spectacular, but OK. After Los Alamos it just keeps getting better. Stunning rock formations, wonderful vistas, winding roads, rivers, lush vegetation .....

The Caldera at Valles is amazing, the scenery and Jemez Springs is jaw dropping. Look out for little side roads and explore, we did and saw some scenery that most people miss. Road tunnels cut through the mountains, stunning colors on the rocks ..... Well worth the effort.

A trip that should to be missed......

Visited September 2012
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The high road”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

It's a fantastic drive up route 4 from White Rock through Bandelier, then up and over the mountain to the Valles Caldera and down to Jemez springs. There are lots of trails along the way, the scenery fantastic, and the visitors center at the Caldera is now open.

Visited March 2012
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