Top 200 Places: Sandia Man Cave

Sandia Man Cave
Cibola National Forest
New Mexico

Explore a cave with your dog. From the Highway 165 exit, go towards Placitas. The paved road ends and becomes an unimproved mountain road as you enter Cibola National Forest. The road is fairly rough and muddy and becomes frozen as you reach the 7-8000 foot elevation. The parking area is unmarked but it is the only one around. After paying a $3 parking fee walk north out of the parking lot and take a 10 minute hike up a wide and fairly easy, flat trail. Take a flashlight with you because not much of cave will be visible in daylight. Dogs on leash may go with you to the caves.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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