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Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano, Grants

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  • Too bad I drove 20 miles each way only to find out it was closed, even though the website said open. The area is lovely and did a hike at another trail but maybe put up a closed sign before a lot of p...  more »
  • We've passed this exit so often and finally stopped to view the ice cave. Yes, it was worth it. We started at the old trading post, built in the 1930's, which has artifacts and an assortment of art of...  more »
  • This place is so cool if you like seeing volcanoes and all the neat stuff that comes with it. The ice crystals look fluorescent green and are amazing. Bought some bags of sand to sift. Found a lot of ...  more »
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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.