Guided Tours

Access into the cave is ranger-guided and on a schedule. Cave tours must have a minimum of 2 participants. Cave tour tickets for the Scenic Tour, Discovery Talk, and Historic Lantern Tour (summer only) are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at a ticket station in or near the visitor center. There are no advanced tickets / reservations for these tours. The Wild Caving Tour is available during the off-season and during the summer by reservation.

Ticket prices and brief tour descriptions are found on the Fees & Passes page. Cave tours can sell out at any time during the day, especially during the summer season (June - August). Visitors are encouraged to check the Operating Hours & Seasons for tour schedules and hours of operation.


General Tour Information:

  • All cave tours are ranger-guided and require a minimum of 2 participants.
  • The cave temperature is 49°F (9°C). A light jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt is recommended.
  • Low-heeled, closed-toe, rubber soled shoes are highly recommended as cave routes cover uneven, slippery ground and stairs.
  • The following items are NOT allowed on any cave tours: food, gum, candy, drinks, tobacco products, tripods, walking sticks, weapons, pets, backpacks and backpack baby carriers.
  • All items (purses, handbags, camera bags, flashlights, etc.) carried into the cave must be less than 10" X 6" X 5".
  • Certified service dogs are allowed on the Scenic and Discovery programs.
  • There are no restrooms in the cave.
  • Flash photography is allowed on the Scenic tour and Discovery programs only.
  • It is recommended that visitors be in good health and physical condition.

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