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A hidden gem

On our drive through the Jimez Mountains we came across this dam and had to get out to explore... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Carol G
Los Lunas, New Mexico
At a turn in the road... stop

this was a very cool dam you could easily miss along side the road. We did not make the hike or... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Paulette Y
Holland, Michigan
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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 24 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 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,...More

Thank Karen N
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
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....More

Thank pamelaL74
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...More

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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
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
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's easy to drive right by Soda Dam and not notice it (except for all the parked cars). This is a geologic wonder that shouldn't be missed. Just be careful parking along the side of the road. Don't forget to go around the "backside" of...More

Thank Judi W
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