Absorb Our History and Culture
- On the way to Jemez Springs, turn off of Hwy. 4 onto NM 290 to Ponderosa – the only village in the country with it’s own zip code. Sample award winning wines and buy a bottle for later.
- Return to Hwy. 4 north. Pick up an Indian Taco on Jemez Pueblo on the way to Jemez Springs along Hwy. 4 at Dave’s Burger’s OR enjoy the mountain view across from Walatowa Visitor Center where pueblo food is sold.
- Stop at Walatowa Visitor Center to learn about area history and culture through exhibits, artifacts. Sign up for Red Rock Canyon guided tour the next day.
- Learn about Jemez Valley’s history and check out the Jemez Springs Public Library’s historical collection of stories and photos of the area.
- Duck into Jemez Bath House and check out their gift shop, and see the original holding tank where the hot springs came up to the surface, turning Jemez Springs into a tourist destination.
- Visit Our Lady of Assumption Church built around 1900 by the Otero and Perea families and the Presbyterian which has stood for more than 120 years.
- Set foot in Los Ojos Saloon and Restaurant, built in the 1800’s, with the second oldest liquor license in the state.
- Take a 1.5 mile loop walk along Jemez Historic Site, climb in the ancient kiva
- Purchase Native American inspired pottery at Jemez Mountain Pottery
- See the original bath house built by Moses Abouselman at Jemez Hot Springs in 1912. Gallery and hot springs located inside.
- Grab some lunch at Jemez Stage Stop, whose building is more than 100 years old