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 »
The Discovery Tour and Scenic Tour are offered daily, year-round, except for Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1st. The Historic Lantern Tour is offered the second week of June through Labor Day. The Wild Caving Tour is offered during the summer (June through August) and on certain days during the off-season (winter). Fees are charged for all cave tours. Ticket prices are listed under the Fees & Reservations section for each tour type.
All entrance into the cave is ranger-guided. 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. 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.
General Tour Information:
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.