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Soda Dam

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Address: Jemez Springs, NM

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Often crowded with little room to park, this is one of the many interesting attractions in the Jemez Mountains. The photo opportunities are plentiful and if you are able, take the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2016
GREGORY S
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Just to see how rocks were carved and the hot spring bubbling put of the stones is amazing. Recommend highly if you're going this way

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Who would think that the deposits brought by the snow fed waters ultimately warmed by magma could create the little bulge that forces water to rush through it. A fun place to visit and just listen to the water as you sit in the shade and take in the warm New Mexican breezes.

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Thank Hispanophile46
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Often crowded with little room to park, this is one of the many interesting attractions in the Jemez Mountains. The photo opportunities are plentiful and if you are able, take the hike on the top of the dam.

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Thank GREGORY S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a unique rock formation with the Jemez River dropping about 10 feet through the rock. I wouldn't drive a great distance to see this alone, but if you are in Jemez Springs its just north of town and worth seeing. We were there off season so it was easy to pull over and get a good look. During... More 

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Springfield, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This very interesting and unusual attraction can be seen from your car because it actually borders scenic byway highway 4, but to really appreciate it, park along side the road (plenty of room for several) and walk around it. It is very easy to see and very unique. It looks like what you would see in a cavern but in... More 

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The Soda Dam is an unusual geologic formation off of highway 4, just before Jemez Springs. Many reviews mentioned the odor and yes, there is an odor, but on the day we were there, It was mild and not at all unpleasant. This is a great place for pictures and with a little climbing you can get up into the... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Sure it stinks, but that's why it exists, it's formed from the natural hot springs that MAKE the area so unique! If you're in the area, stop & take it in!

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Thank GPZachary
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is just off highway 4. Very unusual geological water place. It is going east of Jemez Springs. Well worth stopping to see.

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Mother nature is amazing. To see the water flowing and being able to touch the water and climb on the rocks to view this spectacular fall was amazing

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Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

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

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