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Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano, Grants
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  • Great place to see a volcano but the ice caves are amazing. Walking from hot to cold is very strange. If you are in the area it is a worthwhile trip 
  • Small private park that is worth a return of Grants. Impressive crater, amazing cellar ice! Walk to the crater easy but steep, bring water, there may be hot unlike the cellar. Allow 1 hour to 1 hour 30. Closed at 5 pm.
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  • Had a great visit climbing To the top of the Volcano then into cave. Two opposites that are great to see 
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  • My son and I made a point to visit the volcano caldera and ice cave while on a Route 66 vacation in 2015. It was a bit off the beaten path, but what a treat. The hike in August was pleasant and the view of the volcano caldera was fantastic. The trail is lava rock, so bring some athletic shoes, flip flops or sandals will be a little uncomfortable. The ice cave was a welcome change from the summer heat and the stairs were not too steep to negotiate. The staff were welcoming as well. I recommend visiting this site in the spring, summer or fall!
  • Cool to see, but not worth the 1,5 drive up and down I-40 and especially not worth the 12 bucks!
  • Some unique geologic features that can be seen quickly (45-90 minutes) at this roadside stop. It has a bit of that vibe of being from a different time or era of tourism/travel, but in a good way.
  • We took a group of photographers here. The ice cave to me was very interesting but not really a great spot for photos, except to remember the visit. I loved the area and the scenery but not everyone shared my enthusiasm. Be forewarned: there are a lot of stairs to get down to the cave. Not everyone in our group had an easy time with that. For me, it was more interesting from a geologic point of view and for the scenery around the ice caves.
  • This place is so magical. I know it sounds funny but once your there and begin walking thru the paths, you will understand. Been there x3.