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Land of Fire & Ice (Bandera Volcano & Ice Cave)

Highway 53, Grants, NM
1-888-ICE-CAVE
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Nice Place

This is a nice place to spend a few hours walking around and taking pictures. The cost is worth it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fred B
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San Clemente, California
Wonderfully cool!

Well worth the time and money! Easy trek and self guided tour. We took our dogs and they loved it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tammy M
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“trading post”(10 reviews)
“new mexico”(17 reviews)
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"trading post"
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"new mexico"
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"tourist trap"
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"self guided tour"
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"half mile"
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"up hill"
in 3 reviews
"green color"
in 3 reviews
"would highly recommend this place"
in 2 reviews
"love nature"
in 2 reviews
"down stairs"
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"enjoy the scenery"
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"route adventure"
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"uphill climb"
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"cool off"
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"lava tube"
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"bring water"
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"stretch your legs"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to spend a few hours walking around and taking pictures. The cost is worth it and its a very nice hike. There is lava everywhere and trees growing out it. I would recommend this place to anyone who likes out...More

Thank Fred B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the time and money! Easy trek and self guided tour. We took our dogs and they loved it too!

1  Thank Tammy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting place to visit. On the top is hot, dry old volcano creator on the bottom you hike down to where there is frozen ice in the cave

Thank cathymill3865
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice cave is viewable from a platform above it you go down a set of 70 stairs to reach the platform. The temperature stays at 31 degrees the ice in the cave is 20ft thick. It was a quaint little side stop on our...More

Thank Crystal S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice cave access is limited to a platform that you stand on to look into it. I did not really find it overly impressive. They have eliminated further access due to vandalism and poor behavior on some visitor's part. However, the Bandera Volcano and...More

Thank Davejr47
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Amazing find just off the road. All self guided, fairly easy walk, take as much time as you want, see history & be surprised. Dirt/gravel road was no problem for the RV, with a large turn around even a trucker would like. Owner was very...More

Thank CavemanHHH
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Nice place where you can get some great photos as you hike through the area with great views. Strongly recommend

Thank Mickey6448
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

I was traveling back to ABQ from another adventure and decided to drop by for a visit and so glad that I did. The owners are super friendly and informative. The geological features are interesting in themselves but the grounds are also interesting and originally...More

Thank David J
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very informative and cool place, there's a volcano crater on one side and the lava tube ice cave on the other side. I would highly recommend this place, the lava rocks and trees surrounded the area are beautiful as well!

Thank Michelle_T7
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

With a Volcano Crater on one side of the Great Divide and a Lava Tube Ice cave on the other side, it has a trading post gift store in the center.

Thank flexitdriver
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Stacy B
4 February 2018|
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Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
I was able to finish both in less than an hour. I did walk pretty quickly, and probably rushed a little because a storm was coming in. I don't think that it would have taken more than 2 hours at a reasonable pace and reading... More
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billin2017
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Response from Victoria M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open March through October. Enjoy!
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