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Address: Jemez Springs, NM

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Take a peek and snap.

Off Route 4 and there are parking spaces right next to the Jemez Soda Dam and a larger lot to the left. I came during school break so the place was busy with families. Ideal for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I said climbed inside the cave. Was amazed to see all the running water. I forgot in New Mexico there is a lot of water in certain places.

Thank Kevin C
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off Route 4 and there are parking spaces right next to the Jemez Soda Dam and a larger lot to the left. I came during school break so the place was busy with families. Ideal for pictures and some people even crawled inside the tiny recesses to the side of the rushing water. A nice 10-15 minute appreciation for one... More 

1 Thank move2wonder
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just got a glimps of this going down the road and decided to stop. Thank goodness we did. Such a beauty!! You can see the small falls through the calcium rocks. My husband was able to crawl on top of the rocks so we got an awesome pic with him over the falls. Really really cool hidden gem!

1 Thank Allison R
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very interesting place to visit. The road had to be cut through the rock to make it level. They used to drive over it.

Thank Charles H
Matteson, Illinois
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120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

On our drive through the Jimez Mountains we came across this dam and had to get out to explore. The sulfur smell was strong to you know they were from the springs. It is amazing the way it flows from the out of the cave at a rushing level. Picturesque location.

Thank Carol G
Holland, Michigan
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419 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

this was a very cool dam you could easily miss along side the road. We did not make the hike or climb the dam as we were on our way up to the falls. Wish we would have had more time. watch for traffic. People do weird things on the blind corner...

Thank Paulette Y
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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480 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We loved viewing this wonder. It is very interesting and not to be missed if you are driving in the Jemez Mountains.

Thank 46749
Wichita, Kansas
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had a geologist with us who helped us to understand how the soda dam (travertine) was created and why it looks like it does. This site would be greatly improved if a story board were there, but I suspect because of vandalism and cost, they do not have one. It would certainly help if one knew at what they... More 

Thank Karen N
laconia, nh
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409 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was both a highway stop, and a short-hike stop. It is truly a unique geologic structure, but being pressed for time we only stopped and took some pictures, we did not hike the area, but I will next visit.

Thank jwredlabel
Boerne, Texas
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276 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was here about a decade ago and I dont remember it being so beautiful. Layers and layers of minerals have depositted and made this formation. Hot water still bubbles from inside, making beautiful travertine dams. Definitely more impressive up close than from the road. An awesome presentation of the power of nature.

Thank pamelaL74

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