Explore the best cave trails in New Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I loved the hike there and the view is amazing. Even for pictures there great place to take. Easy to climbing to mountains!

get a permit at the ranger's office (no advance registration needed), get a map, bring headlamp and helmet (kneepad if you have them) and go explore the caves! we did all four caves in half a day: Junction (short and easy), Xenolith (a bit difficult and narrow), ice caves (super short like a joke), and big skylight. all pretty beginner friendly but fun and beautiful. I have a fwd and it's fine on the road.

actually 2 trails.
-slot canyon trail is longer and very pretty, leads high up with a great view with tent shaped rocks and white slot canyons along the way
-second trail is super easy and to the top, more of a panorama view but nothing along the way

Great & easy trail. We went before the park got busy, weather was perfect too.

hiking
12 days ago

Amazing views great hike busy on a Sunday morning but well worth the trip from Santa Fe!

hiking
16 days ago

great family hike with kids

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18 days ago

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19 days ago