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Bandera Volcano and the Ice Cave

New Mexico's Land of Fire and Ice

June 2006

Along the Continental Divide in New Mexico, you can hike to a volcano crater followed by a descent into a nearby ice cave in a collapsed lava tube where the temperature never rises above 31 F.

The hike to view the crater:








The trail to the Ice Cave leads through old-growth Juniper, Fir and Ponderosa Pines:





The Ice Cave:


Leaving the Ice Cave (not exactly accessible):





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