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1775 Historic Route 66
Santa Rosa, NM
We are easy to find! Take Exit 275. Turn left and we’re on the north side of the street.
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The beautiful City of Santa Rosa, Scuba Capital of the Great Southwest, boasts of many spectacular natural and manmade sites and landmarks. Most famous of these is the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole is a bell-shaped artesian well. Its surface is approximately 60 ft. in diameter and its top-most cavern is nearly 80 ft. deep, with connecting caverns going down to a depth of over 248 ft. Nearly 2,000 gallons of pure spring water flow from the Blue Hole per minute and its temperature remains a cool 61°F year round. Due to its depth, natural rock formations, and crystal clear water, the Blue Hole is the perfect location for scuba diving. Each weekend hundreds of students and instructors come to the Blue Hole for scuba instruction and certification. Many other similar lakes and recreational areas are to be found in and around Santa Rosa. Park Lake lies just west of the Blue Hole and only two blocks from Joseph’s Bar & Grill. It consists of KiddieLand playground, a baseball field, picnic areas, restrooms and a swimming and fishing pond complete with a pier, a diving board, and a new two-story waterslide. Fishing is free for kids under 12, and the other facilities are always free. Lifeguards are on duty during the hot summer days. On weekends, canoes and paddleboats can be rented for a small fee. It’s the perfect spot for summer family recreation. A free senior fishing pond and a free kids fishing pond are located right between Blue Hole Softball Field and Park Lake. These ponds are stocked by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department on a regular basis, and provide hours of entertainment for our youth and senior citizens. The Tres Lagunas Municipal Golf course is located on the east end of town. It is a challenging nine-hole course set amongst rock cliffs and scenic lakes. Seven miles north of Santa Rosa is the Santa Rosa Lake and Dam State Park.
This recreational area provides beautifully landscaped picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails, and day and overnight campgrounds, with or without electricity. This lake attracts fishermen from throughout New Mexico and west Texas. It has some of the best catfish, trout, and walleye in the area. The lake is fed by the Pecos River. The Pecos River flows south from the lake through the city of Santa Rosa and on to Puerto de Luna, 9 miles south. The drive to Puerto de Luna (or PdL, as the locals call it) is flanked by the Pecos River to the west, and cliffs of rock and clay to the east. This breath-taking scenic drive rambles through pastures and canyons and overlooks many small ranches and farms. The small town of Puerto de Luna, once Guadalupe County seat, was once a favorite hangout of Billy the Kid, and many of its small buildings, including the old church, Our Lady of Refuge, stands as they did in the old wild west. Santa Rosa derives its name from the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church established in the current location in 1907. The original chapel lies on the road to PdL. Only its crumbling rock walls and old cemetery remain. However, the home of Santa Rosa’s founder, Celso Baca, remains intact just across the road, and now houses the town’s mortuary. The current St. Rose of Lima Church lies just north on the same road and has long since been the heart of the city. Each last weekend of August, the parish celebrates the feast of St. Rose in honor of the town’s patron saint. Friends and family come from near and far to sample the local cuisine and to enjoy the sounds of popular New Mexican music and dancing.
Other local celebrations include the Memorial weekend’s ‘Santa Rosa Days’. Summer is kicked off with a parade, softball tournaments, kids talent contests, a carnival, goat roping, water sports, food stands and much more. The 4th of July showcases a city-sponsored fireworks display reflected over Park Lake and the annual Fire- Cracker Softball Tournament. Route 66 days are celebrated in July with music, dancing, and a car show held in historic downtown Santa Rosa. Summer wraps up with the Labor Day weekend softball tournament. Autumn brings the changing colors, cooler temperatures, hiking, and Santa Rosa Lion football, volleyball and crosscountry, followed by basketball and track. Any season, any sport, you will find crowds of fans cheering for our mighty Lions. This, and more, is Santa Rosa. However, the true beauty of this community lies not in its sights and celebrations, but in the hearts of its people — people who welcome travelers, and are always proud and willing to show you the way to any of Santa Rosa’s many landmarks.