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Dam is ok, but the drive is great!

The entire drive on New Mexico route 4 is beautiful and full of interesting things to see and do... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Easter Sunday

My son and I said climbed inside the cave. Was amazed to see all the running water. I forgot in New... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Kevin C
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Jemez Springs, NM
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

The entire drive on New Mexico route 4 is beautiful and full of interesting things to see and do. Soda dam is a natural mineral formation along the Jemez river, just north of Jemez Springs. The river and scenery are lovely. You just park on...More

1  Thank TaliaRoo
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank move2wonder
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Allison R
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
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...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Paulette Y
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 46,749
Reviewed 7 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,...More

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 1 December 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
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