Jemez Mountain Trail
State: New Mexico
Length: 163.0 mi / 262.3 km
Time to Allow: Allow three hours to drive, or a full day to see the entire byway.
Jemez Mountain Trail takes you through time and past amazing geological formations, ancient Indian ruins, and an Indian pueblo. The area is rich in logging, mining, and ranching heritage. Sites include Jemez State Monument, Bandelier National Monument, Soda Dam, Cabezon, Battleship Rock, and the Spence and Jemez Mountain Hot Springs.
With its historic Spanish and Indian ruins, geologic phenomena, and desert oases, the Jemez Mountain Trail calls to road bikers across the nation. As you pedal through the New Mexico sunshine, don’t be fooled by the stereotype that New Mexico is completely dry; this byway is popular for its many natural hot springs, perfect places to relax after a long day’s ride.
Drive Jemez Mountain Trail and see a variety of Spanish and Indian ruins, the Coronado and Jemez State Monuments, Los Alamos, and the Bandelier National Monument.
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1-Day Trip: Jemez Mountain Trail Tour
This tour begins at Bradbury Science Museum and travels the eastern leg of the Jemez Mountain Trail, stopping along monuments and hot springs, all...