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Fun hike and climb - with fantastic views!

The hike isn't long or very hard though you do need to watch where you're walking on the rocky and... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Day trip

Had a great time nice trails. Great views. It was a good hike but not to strenuous. Great time of... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
Robert M
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23 Jan 2018
“Fun hike and climb - with fantastic views!”
6 Nov 2018
“Sandia Man Cave”
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Sr 165, Las Huertas Canyon, Placitas, NM 87043
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Interesting, but could only see from a distance. Not a great deal of information available about this site.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

The hike isn't long or very hard though you do need to watch where you're walking on the rocky and uneven trail. The views in the Sandia Mountains are amazing, as are the far distant views back toward Bernalillo and to the north. The harder...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Saoirse-sMom
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

You drive down a VERY bumpy road until you see the signs and parking lot. You may need an SUV or truck to survive the road. The trail is a slow uphill walk. The view is spectacular so bring your camera. You’ll be surprised by...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Sofotravels
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: May 2016
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.

Date of experience: May 2016
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

Date of experience: May 2016
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

Date of experience: December 2015
1  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

Date of experience: October 2015
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

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Keekay54
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15 February 2018|
Response from arn24 |
The answer is already in the post. Further up 165.