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Address: Jemez Springs, NM

Photogenic but small, these springs give off a strong sulfur smell.

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Great roadside stop

Our family will stop here every time we go up to Los Alamos from Albuquerque. The kids can spend several hours playing in the water (on the other side of the dam, you will have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
Michael J
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Boerne, Texas
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stopped ot see soda dam and checked out the springs across the road. There was trash and lots of algae, which I didnt see at either of the other springs. The pool is just a collection of water pooled up beside the concrete road barrier. Not scenic, not very safe, and it just didnt look very clean either. The... More 

Thank pamelaL74
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A wonderful place to enjoy the water and the wonderful scents of nature. Watch the brave souls who climb over the rocks and slide down into the water.

Thank Patricia M
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153 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Soda Dam Hot Springs, is a must see, easy to drive to and a great photo opp. A place for the kids to strench their legs and run around. Enjoy

Thank cliff19
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Our family will stop here every time we go up to Los Alamos from Albuquerque. The kids can spend several hours playing in the water (on the other side of the dam, you will have to walk up and over the rocks to get there). Be careful walking down to the dam as the rocks can be very slippery.

1 Thank Michael J
Santa Barbara, CA
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Soda Dam is a geologic wonder formed by thousands of years of mineral deposit from a hot spring. It is easily accessible, right along Highway 4, but take care as it can be easily missed. The Soda Dam Historical Marker is located about 36 miles from the entrance of Bandelier, driving south on Highway 4, and it is about 1... More 

1 Thank Virtual_Jade
Hurst, Texas
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98 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

It's really a unique formation. Basically it's a stalagmite outside that fell over. That said, it doesn't do the formation Justice.

Thank gooner817
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115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Easy access and free sight that is interesting if you are interested in nature or geology. We enjoyed a quick visit

Thank CEThigpen80132
Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Fun stop on the way to Santa Fe. Don't forget to check out the hot spring across the road from the Soda Dam.

3 Thank Peggy W
Upland, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

We visit Jemez Springs a lot (mostly in summer) and we have to go to Soda Dam every time...or have unhappy kids. Always a fun time!

Thank Beverly R
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202 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Well worth a stop to look at the fabulous rock formations can be busy at times and difficult to park

Thank Oaks46

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