Jemez Springs, deep in the heart of the spectacular Jemez Mountains, is a cultural hub that has the potential to become a cultural destination attracting people from all around the world. A rich intersection of culture, history, and natural beauty, Jemez Springs is a place where Native, Spanish, and Anglo cultures mingle and co-exist, creating a unique destination of galleries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and religious retreats. As you explore Jemez Springs you may even find yourself thinking you’re in a high mountain village in the Himalayas with the prayer flags that hang off some of the establishments. And, given the various spiritual centers in Jemez Springs – including the Bodhi Manda Zen Center and the Handmaids of the Precious Blood – you wouldn’t be far off.
And there’s more: the village is located on the Jemez Mountain Trail – a National Scenic Byway, is home to ancient ruins that are now designated as the Jemez State Monument and is just south of the world-renowned Valles Caldera National Preserve. And with the historic Native Pueblo of Jemez bordering the village nearby, Jemez Springs is a cultural tourism mecca.