Santa Rosa, New Mexico: The Blue Hole

The 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.
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The Blue Hole.

The Blue Hole

One of the most amazing destinations so far on our road trip. The Blue Hole is a must see and a must do! Don't forget your swimsuit and get ready for some light cliff diving. Kids loved it too!

[Angela P, 08/29/2014]

Blue Hole sign.

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]

The Blue Hole.

The Blue Hole

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]

The Blue Hole.

New Mexico's Blue Hole

You see a lot of scuba divers visit on the weekend; weekdays are quite peaceful.

[Bernie Sparks, 05/24/2008]
New Mexico's Blue Hole - just a swimming hole

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Route 66 Auto MuseumRoute 66 Auto Museum, Santa Rosa, NM - 1 mi.
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Billy the Kid's Replica Grave and MuseumBilly the Kid's Replica Grave and Museum, Fort Sumner, NM - 41 mi.
In the region:
Route 66 Monument, Tucumcari, NM - 55 mi.

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