This Eccentric, Roadside Gift Shop Located Inside A Cave Is The Definition Of A Hidden Gem
The drive down Billy the Kid Trail in southern New Mexico is a scenic one filled with beautiful mountain vistas, historic sites, and even one literal hole in the wall. Sitting just off the side of the highway is Fox Cave, the aforementioned hole in the wall that doubles as an eccentric gift shop.
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It is a one-hour drive from both Alamogordo and Roswell. The gift shop is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can find details about Fox Cave by visiting its Facebook page.
Facebook: Fox Cave, New Mexico Address: 26897 US Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 Phone: 575-378-9954
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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