Sandia Cave Trail

EASY 20 reviews

Sandia Cave Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Placitas, New Mexico 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.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

cave

views

muddy

rocky

no dogs

24 days ago

Awesome experience and not difficult... quick easy trip of about a mile and a half total round trip. We did it with a three year old in less than an hour with her walking all the way out and some of the way back. The Cave is more than we expected, and goes back quite a ways... It has a tight spiral staircase to get to the entrance. I recommend not going past the wall inside. There is a somewhat sketchy looking rock hanging from the ceiling beyond the wall... wouldn't want to be the guy under that when it gave up. If you want to see back into the cave bring a bright flashlight, because your cell phone light won't cut it! Great trip all around!

25 days ago

26 days ago

Uniquely New Mexican!

1 month ago

Its a fun and fast getaway. best part its only minutes from Albuquerque. i got nervous when the winds started picking up. Enjoy!

hiking
5 months ago

It's not at all about the trail for me! The cave was awesome! There were good views and some good photos were taken, but the cave was great, we went back pretty far, plan to go back better prepared.. maybe with a canary! ;)

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

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

Saturday, June 04, 2016

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.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Nice easy trail.

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2016