Jemez Springs is overflowing with things to do and see. Over 1 million visitors come to the Jemez area each year.
Drive down New Mexico highway 4 to experience the beauty of the Jemez mountains. Highway 4 was designated a national scenic highway in 1998.
The Jemez valley is a fascinating variety of canyons, mesas, tentrocks, hotsprings, ancient village remnants, snow, spring-fed rivers and gorgeous red rock formations.
The charming Village of Jemez springs, with it ancient cottonwoods, adobe buildings and sheer canyon walls. The highway will take you past the Jemez State Monument, Soda Dam and Battleship Rock.
Continue through the pinon, oak, and juniper belt to the ponderosa Douglas fir forests, to the Baca Land Grant, the Valles Grande, and Bandaleir National Monument, in Los Alamos.
Amid all of this beauty you’ll find great fishing spots along the Jemez River and Fenton Lake. Endless biking, hiking trails, camping spots, cross-country skiing, various hunting options.
The Valles Caldera National Preserve 89,000 acres located inside a collapsed volcanic crator. For an exhilarating day-trip, plan to visit to Chaco Culture Historical National Park, Bisti Badlands Wilderness, Aztec National Monument, Cabezon Peak, or the Acoma Pueblo.