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Sandia Man Cave

Sr 165, Las Huertas Canyon, Placitas, NM 87043
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Family Vacation

This 10-15 minute hike was so beautiful. The views of the mountains are just breathe taking. The... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Lubbock, Texas
via mobile
Room with a view

This cave is easily reached after a 15 minute hike up the mountain where you reach a spiral... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Placitas, New Mexico
via mobile
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Sr 165, Las Huertas Canyon, Placitas, NM 87043
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This 10-15 minute hike was so beautiful. The views of the mountains are just breathe taking. The road to this hike is very bumpy. I recommend if you are planning on taking this trip to use a truck. The road to the hike is about...More

1  Thank abeandsarah
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This cave is easily reached after a 15 minute hike up the mountain where you reach a spiral staircase in a metal cage to gain entrance to the cave. If you plan to go deeper into the cave ensure that you have good sources of...More

3  Thank 44dave56
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great time nice trails. Great views. It was a good hike but not to strenuous. Great time of year to go. Saw many people walking everyone was very nice. A great place to take the family but some sketchy parts of the trail.

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Take SR 165 east off I25 all the way to the sign pointing to the parking area off to the left. Be prepared to drive the last three miles on a very bumpy, rutted dirt road. We made it in a Mustang, but had to...More

2  Thank mydayscount
Reviewed 24 December 2015

An interesting place to visit if you don't mind a few miles on a well-maintained dirt road, a continuation of Highway 165 from Bernalillo to Sandia Peak. Climb a couple hundred feet up from the creek on a good trail and stairs to the entrance...More

Thank AmPup
Reviewed 22 November 2015

I took my two young sons to the Sandia Man Cave while visiting the area in early October 2015. The road isn't difficult as my front wheel drive passenger car had no problems at all. The hike is brief and doesn't have a whole lot...More

2  Thank mikeindenver_303
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We were staying in Bernalillo, decided to visit the Sandia Man Cave, which wasn't very far from us. It's kind of a rough gravel road the last 4 miles in, but not horrendous. It's a pleasant 1/2 mile hike to the cave. There's a skinny...More

2  Thank Keekay54
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Read all about the controversy; but this place was a cave for the ancients. You can see why when you make the climb. Great observation site. Prepare to get dirty as you duck down and into this cave.

2  Thank alice w
Reviewed 14 December 2014

It's a very short 1/2 mile hike from the parking lot. There are two flights of cement stairs before you get to a steel spiral staircase up to the cave. Great views of Placitas and the back side of Sandia Crest. The cave is very...More

3  Thank PrsTrainer
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