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Jemez Historic Site

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Unexpected stop

We made a quick stop after unexpectedly running across this site. Very well maintained! Very... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Definitely Worth a Stop

If you are interested in the early history of this part of the state, this historic site is well... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Sarah M
Reno, Nevada
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A short drive from Albuquerque and Bernalillo, the Jemez National Historic Landmark is one of the most beautiful prehistoric and historic sites in the Southwest. It includes the stone ruins of a 700 year old village and the San José de los Jemez...more
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18160 Nm-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025
+1 575-829-3530
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We made a quick stop after unexpectedly running across this site. Very well maintained! Very interesting!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LindaRad
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I drove out to experience this enchanting place at night lit up with the paper bag/candle combination known in New Mexico as ferolitos. We got to town early and enjoyed the local hot springs, shops and bakery. We walked from town to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

If you are interested in the early history of this part of the state, this historic site is well worth a stop. There is a $5 admission, which is reasonable for the one room 'museum' describing the ongoing archeological findings at the site, followed by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 14 November 2018

This is a very historic site to visit. It is very serene and peaceful. It holds so much history of the Native American people.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This rugged area offers rappelling, hiking, fishing, backcountry views and wildlife. Elk, black bear, raptor birding, and mountain lion live here. The photography is exceptional with the mountain streams, trees and rock formations. You best be in decent physical condition because of the elevation changes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 636jeff
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Jemez State Monument is a ruin including pre-Hispanic entry structures, as well as a large and beautiful early Spanish mission church. Easily accessible from Albuquerque and located in the mountains at 6,300 feet. There is a easy walking trail, interpretive guide book and nearby...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank G M
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Very cool ruins. Stopped here on our way to the springs. Def worth a visit. They have guided tours. My kids and I both loved our visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grace j
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Stopped to look around, went to museum at visitor center also. Had a picnic, then went to Ponderosa valley vineyard for wine tasting and bought a few bottles. Want to go back to the warm springs spas available.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank aarf2018
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is a nice monument with a rich story about the people of the area. There is a nice long road perfect for a casual run.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We are doing our best to learn about New Mexican history. This is very much worth a stop in. Adults $5 & certain children ages free. We went to the Red Rocks Arts & Craft sale just down the road. Decided to go up highway...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Gretchen B
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I reviewed the map and my memory. On 4, the only place I recall having restrooms was at the town of Jemez Springs. If you want more restrooms, try going south on I25 to Bernilallo and the NW on 550 to 4. Much better... More