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Blue Hole

1085 Blue Hole Rd, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2535
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Blue skies, blue water

Exit 275 I-40. $5.00 entry provides all Day enjoyment. We took a picnic and set up under the shade... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AbqAnne
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Edgewood, New Mexico
Great place to cool off!

This place isn’t meant to be an all day max thrill attraction. It’s a natural spring in the middle... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joey B
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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Popular scuba diving spot in an artisan-fed quarry that measures approximately 60 feet in diameter and 80 feet in depth.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“scuba diving” (30 reviews)
“clear water” (24 reviews)
“year round” (17 reviews)
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1085 Blue Hole Rd, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2535
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Exit 275 I-40. $5.00 entry provides all Day enjoyment. We took a picnic and set up under the shade of trees around the swimming area. There is an up charge if you want to play on the floating slides and features, but we enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place isn’t meant to be an all day max thrill attraction. It’s a natural spring in the middle of the desert (that was pretty cool to me). Plenty of tables for picnics & some shade trees around. There’s a few places to jump into...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It only cost $5/car, but the air was in the 70s and the water in the 60s. Cool quick pic, but the kids were miserable b/c they were so cold. Our husband had to jump in to help our 11YO who went into shock &...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Blue hole years ago and returned with the family. You definitely have to be able to swim to play here. The water is cold cold cold. We all jumped off the high ledge and when you hit the water it is shocking!...More

Thank Brittany C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Hole is one of those places that you would easily miss if you weren't aware. It is a natural fresh water spring pool that isn't that big, but it is very deep, vdry clear, and bloody cold (16 degrees celsius) and if you...More

Thank john j
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was so surprised to find this gem of a place in the middle of the desert. We were not prepared for swimming but just had to do it so we jumped in with our street clothes. The water at 62 degrees takes your breath! Looking...More

Thank BarbaraLouDallas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not swim but was beautiful and crystal clear water. Water was real cold. Everyone swimming seemed to be having a blast in the late afternoon.

Thank JohnandDeb2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue hole seen on Josh Gates TV show. It was neat a natural artesian well that is 81 feet deep and clear waters all the way down. The water is around 64 degrees F. year round. There are life guards there for your safety...More

Thank Doug D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not too many beautiful things to see in Santa Rosa, but Blue Hole is one of them. Pay the $5 parking fee and visit this natural wonder, even if just for a little while to watch the scuba divers and/or swimmers jumping off the...More

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel from desk suggested this to us and told us how to go in for free in the evening. We showed up around 7 and stayed until 8 and the lifeguards were still present. Wear water shoes to not cut your feet and be...More

Thank Cnieves3
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Wendy F
17 June 2018|
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Response from Brittany C | Reviewed this property |
There are picnic areas and there is a fishing area about 100m away that I have seen people grilling. New mexico does put restrictions on fire during dry seasons so please check before you light up a grill.
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Joane D
28 May 2018|
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Response from Thomas M | Reviewed this property |
I believe you need to ask the folks at the visitor's center. They are very helpful & I really do believe you will get an honest answer. Based on "where" this swimming hole is located and how the source of the water, I... More
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Philly85345
25 May 2018|
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Response from Nancy L | Reviewed this property |
No charge!!
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