5. Kokopelli Cave Bed & Breakfast
Where: Follow unmarked sloping paths and then descend a sandstone trail 70 feet below ground level to enter Kokopelli, a 1,700-square-foot bed and breakfast nestled into the 65-million-year-old Tertiary Ojo Alamo cliffs, overlooking the La Plata River valley below.
Why: The cave was originally intended to be a one-of-a-kind office for geologist Bruce Black, but today you’ll find a master bedroom, living area, replica Native American kiva, kitchen, bathroom, and waterfall shower and Jacuzzi built into the rock walls. The temperature naturally remains between 68 and 73 degrees year-round, perfect for some R ‘n’ R after visiting outlying attractions like the Animas River, Aztec Ruins National Monument, and the Four Corners of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah.