Soda Dam Falls, New Mexico

It’s not often that you see a waterfall like Soda Dam Falls. While it’s not a very big waterfall, it is very unique, and also very easy to visit. The Jemez River has somehow created this uniqueness. The waterfall actually flows under a natural bridge. Erosion is amazing, to say the least.

And as I said, the waterfall is very easy to find and view. The waterfall is right off of NM-4 north of Jemez Springs. Because of it’s ease of access, if you’re in the north-central portion of New Mexico, you should stop and visit. While you’re traveling along NM-4 in the Jemez National Recreation Area, you’ll also experience beautiful scenery include the deeply red rocks.


  1. Head north on NM-4 from Jemez Springs for a little more than 2 miles. On your right you’ll find a rather long pull-off with a sign indicating Soda Dam.
  2. Jump over the fence to get a better view.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 10′
Length of Hike: roadside

Soda Dam Falls in September 2009

Where in the World is Soda Dam Falls?


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