I love the Jemez mountains. They change colors with the sunlight. Sometimes appearing green, other times golden in the setting sun. The Jemez Valley on NM 4 is one of my favorite places in New Mexico. There is a section which contains the Jemez Springs, natural hot springs, some which you can enter. There is a road that goes through... 更多
I was here with my family and the drive out to the mountains was really scenic! We stopped at the Soda Falls and then hiked one of the trails to the scenic falls overlook. The view was great but the trail not so much. We were hiking with my daughter and her husband along with 2 young children. The trails... 更多
Took a day trip from ABQ. Hadn't been here before so we didn't know what to expect. If you drive up into the mountains a bit, it actually reminds me a bit of Sedona (without the pricey hotels and restaurants) ok, maybe only the scenery is Sedona-ish.
One of my favorite places in New Mexico. Be sure to stop and see the Gilman Tunnels and Guadalupe River, go east on Highway 485 off of Highway 4.
Great road past the Jemez Pueblo which then traverses Jemez Springs leading to the Jemez State Monument, Soda Dam, and Bandelier National Monument. The Valles Caldera is also viewable along the way. Lots of small shops and restaurants in Jemez Springs. Be prepared for a funky experience in this beautiful laid back place. Great hiking and fishing too.
I enjoyed going back to the new, improved Giggling Springs Hot Springs: they have added a third pool alongside the burbling Jemez River and no longer require an exact hour advance reservation secured by a credit card. Tanya is still a helpful, welcoming manager and let me eat my picnic lunch on the porch while I waited out a passing... 更多
The place is really spiritual. Earth and sky give you a sense of something beyond. It is no wonder that the Towa wish to keep it to themselves. There is not a single hint of Wall Street and all that nonsense here. Just incredible creation and peace.