Santa Rosa, New Mexico: The Blue HoleThe blue water in this 81-ft. deep artesian spring makes it a favorite for divers. No tourist attraction though, just a deep swimming hole.
- 913-1099 La Pradira Ave., Santa Rosa, NM
- East of town and Lake Dr., on north side of Blue Hole Rd/La Pradira Ave.
Visitor Tips and News About The Blue Hole
The Blue Hole is free, and it reminded me of a simpler time, when Route 66 was THE road to get you there.[Mike Chritton, 07/18/2014]
An 81 foot diameter (it expands to 130 at the bottom), 81 foot deep artesian spring with crystal blue water. One of the most popular dive destinations in the US. A constant 64 degrees and a constant inflow of 3,000 gallons per minute. On scenic Route 66.[charleen, 06/28/2014]
You see a lot of scuba divers visit on the weekend; weekdays are quite peaceful.[Bernie Sparks, 05/24/2008]
The Blue Hole is an 81-foot deep, crystal-clear, artesian spring, with year-round scuba diving. We drove hours to see this "tourist attraction," only to find a small, although deep, swimming hole.[Diane Lovelace, 08/18/2002]