Fox Cave

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Fox Cave
Ice Cave
Fox Cave New Mexico.jpg
A photo taken of the exterior of Fox Cave in 1955
Location Ruidoso, New Mexico
Geology Micritic limestone

Fox Cave is located on East Highway 70 between Roswell and Alamogordo, near Ruidoso, New Mexico.[1][2] It was once used as a hideout by William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid and also known as Henry Antrim, a 19th-century American gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West.[1]

Originally known as "Ice Cave" in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the rocks of Fox Cave are primarily micritic limestone. The cave was formed over thousands of years by erosion of the rock caused by the Ruidoso River.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Lemay, John. Towns of Lincoln County. Arcadia Publishing, 2010, p. 90
  2. ^ a b "History Snips". Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ Steven J. Skotnicki (May 2009). "Preliminary Geologic Map of the Lincoln Quadrangle,Lincoln County, New Mexico", New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

Coordinates: 33°22′36″N 105°30′57″W / 33.3767°N 105.5158°W / 33.3767; -105.5158