Caution - Roadwork on Highway 16
Construction projects both along highway 16 and the Jewel Cave parking lot are in progress. The Jewel Cave Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with tours scheduled throughout the day. No reservations for cave tours.
Highway 16 construction near Jewel Cave entrance
Construction of Highway 16 through Jewel Cave National Monument is progressing on schedule. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the construction zone. Visitors to Jewel Cave should plan extra travel time and come early in the day. More »
The parking lot at Jewel Cave takes shape
Jewel Cave's parking lot project is on schedule for completion this fall. The stairs and wheelchair ramp to the visitor center are under construction. Signage along a service road and staff assistance will help guide visitors to the visitor center. More »
All entrance into the cave is ranger-guided and on a schedule. Cave tours must have a minimum of 2 participants. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at a ticket station in or near the visitor center. Ticket prices are listed under the Fees & Reservations section for each tour type. Cave tours can sell out at any time of the year. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead for tour availability or click Operating Hours & Seasons.
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Did You Know?
Jewel Cave has only one natural entrance. Although the cave is more than 160 miles long, it lies beneath just 3 square miles of land area.