Soda Dam Springs
Soda Dam and its associated hot springs is one of the great highlights of this drive. Unfortunately, part of Soda Dam was destroyed for highway construction. I just wish that perhaps the highway could have been built in a less-invasive manner.
Redondo Peak is the second highest point in the Jemez Mountains. You can see it from Highway 4 if the weather is clear. It is right in the middle of the Valles Caldera.
Just beyond the Bandelier National Monument, you will pass by the Valles Caldera. This is a beautiful national preserve.
The Bandelier National Monument features dramatic scenery, cave dwellings, and pueblo ruins. It just might be one of our most underrated national parks.