About Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano
For a real experience in contrast, visit the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano, The Land of Fire and Ice, right on the Continental Divide.
Walk through the twisted old-growth Juniper, Fir, and Ponderosa Pine trees; over the ancient lava trails; down into the cave; and into a dormant volcano.
Inside the cave, the natural layers of ice glisten blue-green in the reflected rays of sunlight illuminating natural arctic algae.
Take a walk around the Bandera Volcano and view one of the best examples of volcanic eruption in the country.
Browse the historic Ice Caves Trading Post featuring ancient artifacts, geologic souvenirs, refreshing snacks, and warm New Mexican hospitality.