Caution - Roadwork to begin on Highway 16
Construction projects along highway 16 through the Monument are planned during this spring season. The Jewel Cave visitor center will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and closed on weekends through late March and possibly mid-April. More »
Winter Season 2013 - 2014
Beginning November 1, 2013 through March 16, 2014 the visitor center will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed on weekends). Guided cave tours will only be available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays of each week. Cave tours will not be available on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the Monument is closed on Federal holidays. More Information
Cave tour schedule changes on Monday, March 17.
Check the Operating Hours & Seasons link for tour times. Tickets are sold at the Monument on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Jewel Cave Plans for Construction
There are multiple construction projects planned this spring (2014). Highway 16 through the monument and the visitor center parking lot are scheduled for improvements beginning in early to mid-March. Travelers may experience some delays due to roadwork. The visitor center parking lot project is planned for construction this spring and early summer. For the safety of visitors, staff, and work crews, as well as to expedite the parking lot project, Jewel Cave will remain closed on weekends through March and possibly through mid-April. More Information
Did You Know?
Jewel Cave National Monument is home to nine bat species, including the rare Townsend’s big-eared bat. Some bats that roost outside in the summer hibernate in the cave during winter.