5 Mile Mtn Cave

    Here is a cave that we happened on while out rockhounding (before it became a National Monument). Due to the small size of the opening we have not tried to enter it. We do suggest that if you decide to go into this cave, you use some extra equipment such as ropes when first entering this cave and maybe some hardhats. Since the entrance is small and it appears to go down about 7 or 8 feet, extra precaution needs to be used. We can not tell how large this cave is, but it appears to go back under quite a ways. We tried shining a light down there but could not see any details, good or bad.

    If you do enter the cave, we would appreciate any feedback you would care to share with us.

    Recommended vehicle is a high clearance one and 4-wheel drive helps smooth out the ride. Avoid this if it is raining or has rained recently.

    The directions to get to the cave are as follows. Turn off Highway 89 at coordinates N37° 8.803' & W112° 4.011' and head south to a "Y" junction at coordinates N37° 8.367' & W112° 3.866'. Go right (west), stay on this road all the way to the cave. You will go past a couple of other side roads and a stock tank, then curve to the right and go uphill to the cave at coordinates N37° 7.346' & W112° 4.252'.

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This is it!

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5 mile mtn cave


5 mile mtn cave


5 mile mtn cave

5 mile mtn cave
Looking in the opening.

5 mile mtn cave


5 mile mtn cave
View from the road.

5 mile mtn cave
View to the road.

Remember that you will be on your own and as such you will be responsible for your own safety if you choose to try and enter the cave! Be safe!


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