Jemez Springs Travel Guide

  • Soda Dam
    Soda Dam
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  • San Diego Overlook, Jemez NRA
    San Diego Overlook, Jemez NRA
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  • Scars of the fire ....
    Scars of the fire ....
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Jemez Springs Things to Do

  • Valles Caldera National Preserve

    Caldera in Spanish means "kettle" or "cauldron"; in geology, this term has come to be known as a volcanic collapse crater. Large calderas are formed from massive eruptions ...... the ejected magma leaves a void in the earth and the ejected cinder and rock falls back into the newly formed hole forming a caldera. The Valles Caldera is about 14 miles...

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  • Bandelier ...... ahhhh

    This little gem is a piece of natural, as well as man made history. Bandelier has been a national park since 1916, and is a wonderful place to spend a few hours, or even a full day. I have driven by here countless times, but this time, coming into the park, and walking the trails was my goal .........Though the rangers, and the online guide state...

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  • Battleship Rock & Mc Cauley Hot Springs

    Battleship Rock is a sheer cliff that rises above the river like the prow of a ship dotted with back and shiney obsidian ... but despite it's natural beauty, this formation is best known as the parking lot for Mc Cauley Hot Springs, one of the more accessible and scenic sites for a soak in hot mineral waters. The water tends to be about 99F, and...

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  • Soda Dam

    What should one do while visiting Soda Dam? Well, you can crawl over the rock formations, shimmey into the hotspring cavern contained within, snap a few photos, or take a dip in the river along side .... yup, there are a few fun choices!This natural formation was created over centuries from calcium deposits brought upwards from an underground hot...

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  • Valles Caldera

    Caldera in Spanish means "kettle" or "cauldron"; in geology, this term has come to be known as a volcanic collapse crater. Large calderas are formed from massive eruptions ...... the ejected magma leaves a void in the earth and the ejected cinder and rock falls back into the newly formed hole forming a caldera.The Valles Caldera is about 14 miles...

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  • The Jemez Corridor

    If you are coming from the Albuquerque area, you will naturally drive through the portion of this drive known as the Jemez corridor.Driving along this trail is a journey through time. A leisurely day trip takes you past amazing geological formations, ancient Indian ruins, the Jemez Pueblo and the remainders of the area's logging, mining and...

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Jemez Springs Restaurants

  • Great Sandwich

    Nice locally-run restaurant, very friendly owner and service. We stopped in for a late lunch. After eating a lot of disappointing meals over the course of the week, Deb's roast beef sandwich was a real treat. And she even had real fruit juice (no, lemonade is not juice, thanks!). I'm getting hungry thinking about it again actually. I like how, in...

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  • FryBread!!!! Wooo HOOOOO!!!!

    One of the treats of driving through Pueblo lands is the chance to get some Indian Fry Bread!! Most folks who haven't tasted this treat just don't GET why it's so special ... after all it's a ball of dough flattened out and deep fried. I don't get it either - I just know it's MMM MMMM GOOD!The roadside vendors at Jemez Pueblo vary, so until you get...

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  • Burgers, Beer and Pool tables ......

    What can I say that isn't in the title of this tip? I usually plan my drive through this area to coincide with having a full meal here at Los Ojos. Styles after an old west watering hole and saloon, this place is kitchsy, filled with locals, and fun .... it has everything I am looking for during a day of escape from my urban life.One note: you'll...

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Jemez Springs Warnings and Dangers

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    by kymbanm Updated Aug 10, 2005

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    For more details of the fire damage in this region, take a look at my Jemez Springs page ..... just be aware that we take the risk of fire quite seriously out here ... and have felt the aftereffects .....

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    Because of fire risks, smoking is discouraged, and open fires are prohibited, but camping is encouraged.

    The scars of Cerro Grande ...
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