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    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

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Lehman Caves Dimensions

Water in the Lodge Room

Pooling Water in the Lodge Room

NPS PHOTO

Lehman Caves Depth and Measurement Statistics:

Length:
Entire Cave Length: 2 miles of passageways making Lehman Caves the longest known cave in the State of Nevada.
90 Minute Tour Length: .6 miles
60 Minute Tour Length: .4 miles
Stairs encountered along either tour: 70 stairs

Cave Depth Beneath the Surface:
Gothic Palace: 93.5 feet
Music Room: 125 feet
Lodge Room: 151 feet
Inscription Room: 194 feet
Cypress Swamp: 167 feet
Grand Palace: 167 feet

Room Sizes:
Biggest Room by Area: Talus Room- 90 feet wide, 376 feet long, for a surface area of 21,511 square feet (1/2 acre).
Tallest Room: Talus Room- 113 feet from floor to ceiling.
Second Tallest Room: Sunken Gardens- 32 feet from floor to ceiling.
Tallest Room Currently on Tour Route: Music Room, at a height of 51 feet (third tallest room in the cave).

All data provided by the Southern Nevada Grotto of the National Speleological Society.

Download a scale map of the Lehman Caves system.

 
computer generated map of Lehman Caves
Computer generated 3D image of Lehman Caves
NPS IMAGE

Did You Know?

Sagebrush

The Sagebrush, a very common resident of Great Basin National Park, is well adapted to the area. The Big Sagebrush root system can extend as much as 90 feet in circumference. This adaptation allows the plant to collect as much water as possible during infrequent rains.