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Santa Rosa Blue Hole

Santa Rosa Blue Hole

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Santa Rosa, NM 88435, USA

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About Blue Hole

Blue Hole appears in the midst of the desert like a great blue gem. ( Agua Negra Chiquita) Once known as Blue Lake, it is one of seven sister lakes connected underground by a vast system of water. This wonder defines Santa Rosa even as it seems to defy the surrounding red mesas. Born of a geological phenomenon called the Santa Rosa sink, the place is magic—as water always is in a land of little rain. Nomadic tribes, cowboys driving their dogies cross the Pecos, and Americans going west on the Mother Road, Route 66, all sought respite here. 

In 1932 Blue Hole became a National fish hatchery, morphed into the Blue Hole Recreation Area in the seventies, and more recently expanded to become the Blue Hole Dive and Conference Center. Not just for drivers wanting to get out of the fast lane or divers eager to get on down, it’s more than just a watering hole. Now it’s a destination meeting site for everyone from brides to board chairs. Halfway between Albuquerque and Amarillo, it’s within two hours’ drive of 80 percent of all New Mexicans.

Still, we never forget that the real sapphire is the incredible beauty of the Blue Hole itself. The lake is unsurpassed for its clear, pure water. That’s why we work so hard to protect it, ensuring, for example, that that surface runoff won’t impair its purity.  Like scuba divers who drive ten hours to get here, we know it’s the crystalline water that draws them in. Visibility is an astonishing 100’, due to the fact that the water completely renews itself every six hours—it’s truly never the same lake twice. What doesn’t change is the temperature—a constant 62 degrees, ideal for storing a fine Cabernet or tossing in the kids on a hot summer’s day. Within a few minutes of exiting the interchange, they’ll literally be climbing the walls—the lovely rock surrounds of Blue Hole, that is—and jumping in.

#2 of 6 things to do in Santa Rosa

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  • Hidden Gem Very short drive off of Interstate 40, a beautiful spot in the desert. Free to the public, but small fee to scuba dive. You will definitely need to check out the visitor center. During the summer... Reviewed 11/25/2018

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  • Interesting but beautiful geological oddity As fascinating as this landmark is, there isn't a lot to do unless you are prepared to dive into the hole. The information in the building and the models are very informative. There is a great deal... Reviewed 11/13/2018

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  • New Mexico Desert Phenomenon!! We were so tempted to visit Blue Hole since last year. We finally made it to Santa Rosa to see the Blue Hole. Driving from Albuquerque is a little boring as you have to drive in the middle of the... Reviewed 11/11/2018

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