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'.
This is it!Looking in the opening.View from the road.
View to the road.
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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