Caves of Molten Stone
The caves area contains many stark contrasts: searing heat on the black surface versus the cool of the cave interiors, roaring afternoon wind versus the dampened stillness below ground, brilliant light and expansive views versus the enclosed darkness of the lava tubes. The drama of these contradictions draws people into this strange world.
Help Preserve the Caves and Cave ResidentsPlease do not bring food into the caves or leave trash in the caves. There is a trash can located in the parking lot. Remember that all cave features are fragile and irreplaceable. Do not remove any rocks or other objects from the caves area.
Obtain a Permit Before Entering the Caves
Help us protect the bats found at Craters of the Moon by preventing the spread of White-nose Syndrome. If you are planning on entering the caves, obtain a free permit at the entrance station, Visitor Center or on Ranger guided walks.
Safety - Be Prepared!
There are Five Caves to Explore at the Moon! Obtain your map at the trail heads or at the Visitor Center.
The caves found along the Cave Trail are Dewdrop, Indian Tunnel, Boy Scout, and Beauty Caves
Dewdrop Cave: This is a very small cave, most of which is visible from the trail.