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Soda Dam

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Address: Jemez Springs, NM

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Interesting structure

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Charles H
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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460 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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375 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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252 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Essex, England
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303 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Whilst taking the scenic route from Santa Fe to Albuquerque through the Jemez Mountains you come across this little natural rock dam. It's just so dam (!) picturesque! Tip: walk/climb up onto the top and get a friend to take a few pix of you - you'll look like a mountaineer or an intrepid explorer!

Thank pd7
Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

On the side of the road - no walking necessary to get to it. You can see all there is to see in about 10 minutes (20 if you choose to climb around the back of the falls to see the origin of the water)

Thank Merrill B
Mineral, Virginia
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great stop for picture taking. But hold your nose because the smell is a little overpowering. Well worth the stop.

Thank Ellen Herndon A

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