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Jemez National Recreation Area, Jemez Springs

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Jemez National Recreation Area is a National Recreation Area in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Located in Santa Fe National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service recreation area comprises 57650acre and is administered by the U.S. Forest Service's Jemez Ranger District. The Forest Service administers the lands to promote the area for fishing, camping, rock climbing, hunting and hiking. Hunting is specifically permitted in the national recreation area. The government is required to consult with Jemez Pueblo on matters concerning cultural and religious sites and may close areas for traditional uses by the pueblo. Mining is prohibited, except on pre-existing claims.About 9350acre are private lands. The national recreation area borders on Valles Caldera National Preserve. About 1.6 million people visit the area each year.Jemez National Recreation Area was established in 1993 by Public Law 103-104.
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  • The forest was beginning to green up and the animals were on the move, Everything was waking up from winter. The area is mountainous and the roads curvy and at times steep, but just slow down, be care...  more »
  • A group of us decided to hike to the falls and after the initial sign that said Jemez Falls Trail we wandered somewhat aimlessly as paths cut off and trails switched until we just ran into the creek a...  more »
  • The Jemez Falls Trail near Jemez Springs, NM is a short easy trail that's less than a mile long and at the midpoint/turnaround there are 2 small falls. Good facilities and paved parking lot are at the...  more »