There Are Hand-Carved Caves Hiding Underneath New Mexico, And They're Astounding
New Mexico is home to many incredible landscapes, but they’re often hidden deep within the desert or around the bend. It’s understood that from rock formations to natural art exhibits, the Land of Enchantment is a scenic dream, but we’ll bet you didn’t know what’s hiding beneath the surface. These unique and hand-carved caves in New Mexico are absolutely breathtaking, and there’s one way you can see them firsthand.
Did you know these works of art were hiding underground? Have you visited these hand carved caves in New Mexico? Let us know how it was in the comments, and don’t forget to share photos from the experience with us on Instagram by tagging #onlyinnewmexico for a chance to have your photos featured!
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Origin Caves are temporarily closed for trail maintenance and renovations.
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Where can I hike to a cave in New Mexico?
If you're itching to explore more caverns in New Mexico, you're in the right place. One of the best cave hikes in the state is the Tent Rocks Slot Canyon and Cave Loop Trail. a bit more about this cave and trail:
- This trail will take you to the geological wonders that are tent rocks, named for their tent-like shape.
- The trail is part of a national monument near Santa Fe.
- Along the trail, you'll see a cave in the canyon walls, as well as plenty of stunning rock formations.
- It's a 3.1-mile loop that's well worth taking, and you can learn more about it by checking out this article on Rent Rocks Slot!
Does New Mexico have any natural wonders?
While this hand-carved cave is stunning, it is man-made. There are plenty of natural wonders in New Mexico that are impressive for their completely nature-made beauty. Just to name a few:
- There is a 5000-year-old naturally-formed dam called Soda Dam located near Jemez Springs. It was formed by calcium deposits and now features a waterfall and a landscape that looks like something from another world.
- Visit the amusing Camel Rock near Santa Fe to see a huge rock formation that takes the funky shape of a resting camel.
- Try the Angel Peak Scenic Park, located near Bloomfield, for a sweeping vista of colorful badlands.
What one-of-a-kind destinations can I visit in New Mexico?
Discover more unique places in New Mexico by checking out the following spots:
- The quirky Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. It's a bit weird and a bit wonderous at the same time, featuring tons of amazing, fantastical art installations.
- The Land of Fire And Ice near Grants is a place where you can see both a volcanic crater and mesmerizing ice caves right next to each other.