Explore and Discover One of the Last Frontiers in the World ...

Immerse yourself within the third longest cave in the world. With over 180 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.


Guided Tours

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.

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Ranger Hikes

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.

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Cave Exploration

Latest Chapter of the Jewel Cave Adventure

Check out the current cave mileage and read about the most recent exploration trips.

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Junior Ranger

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.

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Special Events

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.

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Park Passes

A Pass is Your Ticket for Adventure

America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes are available and welcome at Jewel Cave with some tour limitations.

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Volunteers In Parks

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.

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Restoration Camp

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.

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