Discovered in 1936 by a University of New Mexico anthropology student, Sandia Man Cave is home to one of the first recorded inhabitants of North America some 10-12,000 years ago. Located in the beautiful Las Huertas Canyon of the Cibola National Forest we hike to the cave on an easy trail along sheer cliffs with vistas of the Rio Grande valley then ascend a metal spiral staircase to the cave itself. Once inside, the adventurous can travel over 300' into the mountain. Photo opportunities abound!
We drive in a new extended cab four wheel drive vehicle from Sandia Resort and Casino to the access point on the back side of Sandia Crest. We disembark to take an easy hike in the Cibola Forest. There are many opportunities for great photo/video taking along the way. There is also a reported Geo Cache near the trail. A flashlight is recommended for those who wish to descend into the depths of the cave. Beverages are provided (the heat can be significant--the hike is not). No equipment limits.
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