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1 day ago

A lot of loose rock from the halfway point up. Didn't make it to the top as my dog couldn't make it up the last bit of slick rock.

2 months ago

The trail is moderately easy, I went to explore the cave, once you get to the top go left stay on the trail. It goes up and around the top of the mountain and it’s on the back side. I made the mistake of stopping where the highlighted trail this app shows and it doesn’t lead you exactly to the cave, it’s another 100 or so yards up passed where the highlighted portion ends. Once I found the cave I started exploring and it is NOT for the claustrophobic, very nerve racking the further and deeper you go into the cave. A cool experience though

The trail should really start at the paved road because the sign indicates no motor vehicles, but lots of people do drive parts of the trail.

Great moderate trail. Cave looks difficult to get out of.

3 months ago

This is the second time that I visit this interesting place with beautiful views. Near the mile 4, where the volcanic rocks are, I walked down to the floor of the hole, very nice! Although it was a fresh windy day, I enjoyed a lot.

cool cave

6 months ago

Awesome place to explore! Wildlife! Plants! No humans!

Parking was a little rough having to leave your car next to the road. Trail is nice once you get off the Jeep path. Cave was easy to find.

10 months ago

Needs designated parking signs...but all in all an awesome hike!!

Sunday, March 04, 2018


Friday, December 22, 2017

Have been to this area several times. Have hiked sections of the trail. 8 miles is too long for me to hike in one time. Nice interesting views.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Not too difficult of a hike. Steady hike up the hill. Good views of the surrounding area.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

This is a very interesting area to explore. The hike is fairly easy and not too long. You can explore the crater and enjoy the surrounding views.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fun trail, it's possible to get off track but not too bad. Once you turn to start going up the mountain just keep going up the trail and you'll run right into the cave. It was pretty awesome.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Good trail! It's easy to get off the correct path, especially if your goal is to find the cave. Now the cave isn't your typical entrance of a cave. It's literally a hole in the ground at the top left side and can be easily missed. Once we found the hole we were a little discouraged and didn't think we'd be able to get out but we made it down and out with no problems, just focus on your foot placement and you will be fine, I do recommend bringing flashlights and even a change of clothes such as extra shirt because there is a point in the cave where you will have to crawl but It's really a great experience and definitely encourage anyone to at least attempt this and you will be so proud and accomplished. I would do it again for sure.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

This time I visited the Anthony Gap Cave with my granddaughter Natalia. We had a great time going inside, although we did not go to the end because water on the floor. We decided to return not by the trail but by the ridge of the cave mountain, it seems difficult but it is not, you only have to take care of the lechuguillas, and walk not too fast. Definitely this is a place to visit with the family; the trail is steep and rocky in some sections but not difficult to walk.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

This is a very nice and well maintained trial; you start in the state of New Mexico and you end up in the state of Texas. Just a little steep and rocky in some sections but not difficult to walk, it does not take long to get to the cave. Once at the top, take a moment to enjoy the beautiful scenery. It is not hard to enter the cave; you will have a pleasant experience if you try. It was nice to be inside, I did not reach the end of the cave because there was water on a section due to the rainy season, for sure I get there the next time I come.

off road driving
Friday, June 23, 2017

Hot! 114 degrees! However, still gorgeous. I have two New Englanders with me, they were sweaty but enthralled with the scenery. Just be cautious with the roads, not quite as on the map.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

the hike was amazing

Monday, April 24, 2017

Kept hearing people talk or ask about this trail but no one I knew had done it so I went to find it. Required a little offroading to get to the trailhead. Definitely not meant for cars. You can park and walk back to the trailhead though. The hike itself is short and I'd probably say moderate. But the cave was awesome. It was about 15ft down and then you had to crawl roughly 100ft to get to one of the bigger rooms. Then there's a hole in the back that leads to an even bigger room. I had so much fun exploring it. I recommend it for anyone.

off road driving
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Took the Jeep for a nice drive around the rim. Excellent views from all angles. Beautiful spring day

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I found that once you cross the railroad track and are guided down AO19 you will end up at a private residence and land. You should follow AO17 (paralles the railroad) to the the third right. This will be AO11. It does not show up on the app site but does on the web site map. This will take you directly to the Hole.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

This area is an interesting area outside of El Paso, with lots of lava rocks. Hiking into the dome can be tricky if you leave the trail to go rock hopping. Once you're inside the dome, there's a primitive trail that circles the inside rim, and there are a few bits of desert vegetation but it's mostly just a flat rock field. If you like geology you'll find this interesting.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Kilbourne Hole is the remainder of what science call a "maar" volcano. A maar volcano is formed when an explosion occurs in presence of groundwater that comes into contact with hot lava or magma forming a relatively shallow crater. This time we had the opportunity to hike around the crater of this incredible place. To describe how to get there may be confusing, better bring a map with directions of the area. If you follow the correct dirt country roads to get there, that they are in excellent shape, you will not have trouble finding the hole. We have to mention that this time we encountered a few problems, not serious, due to the rainy season. Once there, you will walk around the rim of the crater using a well marked sandy road that will bring you back full circle. Walk close to the rim and you will not have any problem to go back where you started. Stop and take frequent looks to the hole and contemplate its beauty.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great rocks and if course the cave!!!!

We did this trail on June 2015. We started at the trail to the Antony Cave near the Ohara Rd. We went down the mountain close to the cave and took the arroyo to the left until we reached the Hitt Canyon Loop. We hiked all the loop but instead to completed at the arroyo, we returned by the Northern Pass. The Hitt Canyon Loop is an easy trail that does not take you to much time to complete it. That is why we included it in the total of 9.6 miles trail we did. Hiking by the arroyo is a very pleasurable experience, more sand than rocks, not difficult to hike, nice view of the canyon and the mountains. The Northern Pass is a well maintained trail that we like to hike. This area at the north end of the mountain range, is beautiful, we have been here several times. These arroyos, canyons and mountains are very enjoyable places we love to visit.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Short but challenging hike to a hidden cave that at times was difficult to track path. Going on a weekday will almost ensure you're the only one there if you like solitude. Be wary of the gun range on the other side of the ridge.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Amazing hole! Wishing I'd had more time to go to the bottom. We hiked around the rim and enjoyed the views. The trail is very sandy and it's full of devil's claws. Be prepared to go over a barbed wire fence to complete the loop. In places, the trail disappears completely. The brush isn't terribly thick so it's easy to work your way toward the start point. Start early because it gets hot fast!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Very short hike although it is somewhat steep. The cave is pretty extensive, the opening can be entered and exited by most without climbing gear although I would not recommend it for anyone without at least a small amount of bouldering experience. Be prepared to get extremely dirty and extremely hot and sweaty. To get past the first hundred feet of the cave you will need to crawl on your belly. Once you pass the first crawling section the cave becomes extremely humid and hot(note I did this in winter). Also be aware that some belly crawl passages will not have space to turn around and will dead end, so be prepared to crawl out backwards. Definitely not for the claustrophobic.

Friday, June 12, 2015

great hike and cool cave. We only dared to go in about 20 feet - and we did bring a rope just for safety. Flashlights too. Four stars only because it was rather short, I prefer a little longer hikes. Definitely worth checking out. Saw a horned toad on the way back down.

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