These extensive caves are worth planning an entire visit to New Mexico! Enter the creepy, moist caverns and the memory of the bright New Mexico sunshine will seem like a dream from another world. You can take a tour of the caves when you visit for a chance to see the stalactites and stalagmites.
If you plan to see Horseshoe Bend, make it a point to see Antelope Canyon in the same trip! This is what is called a slot canyon, which is a deep, narrow canyon that fills with water during flash floods. When it’s dry, the canyon is an incredible place to visit! Streams of sunlight pour through the narrow opening in the top, highlighting the layered red rock with pools of light. The canyon is considered a sacred place for the Native tribes in the region, so you must visit Antelope Canyon with a native guide.