We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Highway 53, Grants, NM
Review Highlights
Interesting place to visit

With a Volcano Crater on one side of the Great Divide and a Lava Tube Ice cave on the other side... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
Amazing and visitor friendly

I'll be honest, I was very skeptical about visiting and thought that this would end up being a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah B
Read all 160 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trading post” (9 reviews)
“fire ice” (6 reviews)
“new mexico” (17 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Highway 53, Grants, NM
Write a Review
Reviews (160)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll be honest, I was very skeptical about visiting and thought that this would end up being a tourist trap with not a lot to see. Boy was I wrong. I stopped at the Bandera Volcano and Ice Cave after a disappointing trip to Malpais...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went near the close of season and while it was chilly it did not deter our family fun and learning and it was nice that it was populated but not crowded.

Thank rte66fromCars
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for low key interesting things to do, love nature and being outside. Do not miss this place. This place offers 2 separate experiences. The 1st one is a short hiking trek through lava fields and up to inside a volcano crater....More

1  Thank Shantkayaks
Reviewed 3 September 2017

About a 2 hour drive from ABQ. You can use your GPS however when it tells you that you arrive proceed another 25 miles. For what you do and see the entrance fee $12 dollars per person is somewhat high. However our 15 year old...More

1  Thank ecd15
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The caves are well worth the trip. Owners actually grew up there and very friendly and full of stories about the area. There is a 1/2 mile hike to the Bandera Volcano and a short hike to the caves. Very interesting and picturesque. Be sure...More

1  Thank _njmiller46
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Ice Cave has been used/visited for thousands of years...thought it was very unique , set in a lava tube ...85 * outside 30* inside !! The surrounding lava flows and the huge volcano were fascinating as well. Moderate walking/hiking on lava trails, spectacular views...More

Thank Albion D
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The volcano is interesting, but the walk to the ice cave and the ice cave itself is really the most impressive part of this adventure. The cave itself never gets above 31 F. You don't need a coat, the cave can't be explored, you walk...More

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This was an enjoyable place to visit. Those with health issues or little kids should be aware it's very steep-to both the volcano and ice caves. Its a mile roundtrip to volcano and about half a mile to ice caves. If you're doing it when...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

It's not easy for family about 4 or 6 members cus you have to pay + 12$ for adult and +5$ for kids Can you imagine how much will cost for a family to get there to just see ice and nature things So for...More

Thank early b
Nearby Restaurants
WOW Diner
114 reviews
26.53 km away
La Ventana
150 reviews
27.77 km away
Kiva Cafe
29 reviews
27.12 km away
El Cafecito
217 reviews
27.96 km away
Nearby Attractions
El Malpais National Monument
238 reviews
22.88 km away
El Morro National Monument
243 reviews
24.95 km away
Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum
10 reviews
25.69 km away
Bluewater Lake State Park
25 reviews
33.79 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
12 April 2017|
Response from Victoria M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open March through October. Enjoy!