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Gorgeous...No Other Words Needed

I could hardly et out of the area for taking pictures of the magnificence of these mountains... read more

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Red Mounains, White Blizzard

This is one fantastic scenic drive, although a little hairy in a snow blizzard. Heading west from... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
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“new mexico” (16 reviews)
“hot springs” (21 reviews)
Jemez Springs, NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I could hardly et out of the area for taking pictures of the magnificence of these mountains. Hoping for better weather next time I am in the area.

Thank Trickstersawpix
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is one fantastic scenic drive, although a little hairy in a snow blizzard. Heading west from Albuquerque, toward Los Alamos and Santa Fe, we chose New Mexico Route 4, which is no doddle, even if only 64 miles long (103 kilometers). Route 4 passes...More

1  Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The Jemez Mountains are accessible via NM route 4. Driving from Santa Fe or Albuquerque takes about an hour. NM State Parks and the US Park Service have campgrounds and picnic sites throughout the mountains. Often, fires are not allowed or certain sites may be...More

Thank TaliaRoo
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We travelled through the Jemez Mountains and awe struck by the amazing mountain view. The red canyons, junipers, piñon trees and cool breeze were worth the winding road. Don't miss this drive!

1  Thank LPDurant
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was a awesome cruse on route 4 with our convertible. The red mountains and scenic drive is beautiful and show the great history of this awesome country.

1  Thank 07BigBlue
Reviewed 9 May 2017

If you are coming down Hwy 4 from Valles Caldera, keep coming down South, The colors are amazing. Be sure and bring the camera.

1  Thank MontanaCraig
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Not tall pointy mountains, but startling strokes of color in a different display around every turn. Early morning or late afternoon are the best viewing times.

1  Thank subterranean_jack
Reviewed 13 April 2017

You don't have to be a geologist to be in awe of the Jemez Mountains. Whether it's the vivid red soil or varied patterns of the land, do yourself a favor and take a walk this way.

1  Thank move2wonder
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The strata was beautiful everywhere you looked. We drove all the way and took wonderful pictures. There are pull-overs to take pictures and just look at the views.

1  Thank Pauline C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

As you drive higher and higher along New Mexico Highway 4 you will experience shockingly beautiful rock formations and picturesque landscapes that will take your breath away. Be prepared for the elevation change since the higher elevations do tend to get a bit thin in...More

1  Thank Charles H
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Sherry B
5 September 2015|
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Response from Vito M | Reviewed this property |
Alas, I can provide you no information related to El Cid or your question. I wish you a wonderful visit to the Jemez -- we are having a grand El Niño year! Regards. Vito