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Jemez Mountains, Jemez Springs
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The Jemez Mountains are a volcanic group of mountains in Rio Arriba, Sandoval, and Los Alamos counties, New Mexico, United States. The highest point in the range is Chicoma Mountain at an elevation of 11,561 feet . The town of Los Alamos and Los Alamos National Laboratory adjoin the eastern side of the range while the town of Jemez Springs is to the west. Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is the only ski area in the Jemez. New Mexico State Highway 4 is the primary road that provides vehicular access to locations in the Jemez Mountains.
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  • This is just a wonderful drive with so many picturesque spots to stop. We had a great time. We have driven this both ways, but find it best going up from Albuquerque to Los Alamos. 
  • Gorgeous red mountains against the blue sky. Lots of photo ops, and many places to hike and see it up close. Rivers, hot springs, hiking trails, you name it, its there. 
  • We drove from Santa Fe through Bandelier N.P. then continued on to Jemez Springs on Rt. 4. I search out scenic drives and this one was very beautiful. We especially liked the area around Valles Calder...  more »