Photo of the Week: Jemez Falls, New Mexico

Jemez falls

Scenic Jemez Falls, photo Steve Collins

If you are taking the scenic loop drive on New Mexico State Route 4, stop at Jemez Falls. Starting at the east end of Route 4. It branches off NM 502 (the road to Los Alamos). The road takes you past  Bandelier National Monument, circumscribes the southern boundary of the Valles Caldera Grande before heading south, roughly following the course of the Jemez River. Much of the route goes through National Park lands and at then goes through the town of Jemez Springs,  Jemez Pueblo’s Reservation lands and past Jemez Pueblo. It ends at US 550,  just west of Bernalillo.  Jemez Falls can be reached via a down hill trail accessed at the Jemez Falls picnic area.

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