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Address: Jemez Springs, NM
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A National Scenic Byway.

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Great Scenic drive mesas mountains valleys rock formations to explore pay attention to the wildlife. We have seen wild Turkey's, Bob cats, fox, coyotes, mule deer, elk, mountain... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Scenic drive mesas mountains valleys rock formations to explore pay attention to the wildlife. We have seen wild Turkey's, Bob cats, fox, coyotes, mule deer, elk, mountain lions and Black bears. Red cliffs and mesas to battle shiprock, Valle's Caldera, Bandelier National Monument are just some of the scenic highlights to see on this drive...don't forget to see Jemez... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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276 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Traveled in and around the area for a week. So many places to experience nature. Great hikes, great photo ops, great places to just relax and enjoy nature.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Good trails with some interesting fossils that you can find Kama as well as passing through some sulfur deposits.

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Sault Sainte Marie
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

After a beautiful 30-mile drive, we got to this trail, which is also amazing. Great view to mountains and streams. Small waterfalls, huge trees and boulders to rest under and stop to enjoy the view. We could not finish the whole trail, however, because we were warned by frustrated hikers that the path does not lead all the way to... More 

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Stittsville, Ontario
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218 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

During a recent 3 day stay in Santa Fe, we decided to drive this beautiful highway, and what a thoroughly enjoyable day it was. The roads are gorgeous and the varied scenery one drives through in the course of the day is quite remarkable. There are beautiful waterfalls (Jemez River Falls - a short, easy hike), the caldera, The Gilman... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

There is total of 120 miles of scenic trail surrounded by mountains, streams, waterfalls, ruins and natural wonders. If you are not familiar with the area it is best to pick up a simple schematic trail map of Jemez Mountain Trail and follow in chosen direction. It is so much to see. The area is good for a day trip... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

What a gorgeous drive! It's well worth your time. So much to see and many hikes available. I went to Jemez River Falls, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Los Alamos which has an excellent museum and many choices for lunch, and Bandelier National Monument. Oh, and don't miss the Overlook in White Rock NM. It's spectacular!

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Solana Beach, California
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

it is quite a hike to the hot springs but the trails are definitiely pretty. some parts are steeper but you can find a lot of flat areas and less steep inclines. I am not a hiker so my opinion is probably useless to avid hikers and REI types. I did go here with hikers though and they have been... More 

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The Woodlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We were so bummed that due to nearby forest fires we were unable to make this whole drive into Santa Fe but just the portion we did was amazing! The red rock formations are incredible and the expanse is breathtaking. Much of the drive reminded me of Arizona-Sedona and Grand Canyon area. Do NOT miss this drive! And plan for... More 

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Carrier Mills, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

My husband and I visited here during the summer and it was a beautiful drive from Albuquerque. We are from southern Illinois and the some of the stuff here, you will never see back home. There is a rock formation that has water running from the top and some people were using it as a water slide and sliding from... More 

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