Sandia Cave Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Sandia Cave Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Placitas, NM that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles 429 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly






no dogs

23 days ago

3 months ago

Loved it. I made it to the cave on my 3rd try

4 months ago

Good small hike with nice views , good to do with a family

5 months ago

Short easy hike, the cave was awesome but super dusty..bring a headlamp and a particle mask if you're going in!

6 months ago

Very well marked and easy to access. The last mile of the dirt road is a little bumpy. You just need to go slow, it's not to rocky. Nice easy hike up to the cave. You can get in the cave just unhook the latch at the top of the stairs. We then hiked a little further up a small trail behind the parking lot to give our dogs more exercise. It was a little more challenging but not to difficult. The views were amazing. Great hike for the whole family.

7 months ago

Nice easy trail for a quick hike. The cave entrance is now blocked off with a gate but it is still a decent walk.

7 months ago

Nice easy trail.

8 months ago