No Reservations in 2013
Beginning January 2, 2013, Jewel Cave National Monument will not offer advanced ticket reservations, except for Wild Caving dates. Due to construction projects and assumed disruptions in service, ticket sales will occur on a first come first serve basis. More »
Explore and Discover One of the Last Frontiers in the World ...
Immerse yourself within the third longest cave in the world. With over 166 miles of mapped and surveyed passages, this underground wilderness appeals to human curiosity. Its splendor is revealed through fragile formations and glimpses of brilliant color. Its maze of passages lure explorers, and its scientific wealth remains a mystery. This resource is truly a jewel in the National Park Service.
Plan a Vacation, Experience an Adventure
If you are gearing up for an exciting trip to Jewel Cave National Monument, the Calcite Chronicle is an excellent planning resource.Read More
What Kind of Cave Tour Experience Do You Desire?
Park Rangers offer four different types of cave tour experiences. Ranging from easy treks to strenuous trips, visitors discover the cave.Read More
Latest Chapter of the Jewel Cave Adventure
Check out the current cave mileage and read about the most recent exploration trips.Read More
Junior Rangers are a Step Above the Rest
Challenge and provoke your kids to learn even more about the Monument through the Junior Ranger Program. Kids ages 5-12 are welcome to participate.Read More
Explore the Surface of Jewel Cave
Ranger guided hikes occur daily during the summer. The hikes provide recreation and offer visitors a chance to learn about the pine forest.Read More
Engage Yourself Through Special Events
A variety of events take place at the Monument throughout the year. Each activity exposes visitors to another story behind the scenery.Read More
Volunteers In Parks Help Make Success
An array of volunteer projects occur throughout the year. These efforts play a vital role in the success of the Monument.Read More
Restoration Camp Empowers the Public
Restoration Camp is an example of volunteers protecting a national resource. The work is hard and preserves an underground treasure.Read More
A Pass is Your Ticket for Adventure
America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes are welcome at Jewel Cave with some tour limitations.Read More
Did You Know?
From the elevator entrance, it takes over 11 hours for explorers to reach unexplored sections at the end of Jewel Cave. Some survey trips require cavers to remain underground for up to 4 days.