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Soda Dam

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Address: Jemez Springs, NM

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Smelly...but cool.

The springs that make the dam have a high content of sulpher and other minerals in them, so yup...a little smelly. but absolutely worth the look.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
Charles H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The springs that make the dam have a high content of sulpher and other minerals in them, so yup...a little smelly. but absolutely worth the look.

Thank Charles H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was a cool little pit stop. There is a little stream and pond that you can jump in and a waterfall about 20 feet away. My boys 7/11 loved it and splashed around for about an hour. It did get crowded because it was a summer day. It is really small, so you probably wouldn't want to stay there... More 

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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

Thank Deborah B
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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.

Thank Hispanophile46
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34 reviews
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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.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank k5sdc
Springfield, Tennessee
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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 

1 Thank Tennessee50plus
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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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!

Thank GPZachary
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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176 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

Thank Mo M

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