Caution - Roadwork on Highway 16 - Expect Delays
Construction projects both along highway 16 and the Jewel Cave parking lot are planned during the summer. The visitor center is open daily with tours scheduled throughout the day. Come early, pm tours are usually full. 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 by September 30. The patio area outside the visitor center is planned for work in August. Signage along a service road and staff assistance will help guide visitors to the visitor center. More »
America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program provides five pass options (Annual, Senior, Access, Military, and Volunteer) for the public to use at Federal recreation sites where entrance or amenity fees are charged. Recreation fees continue to provide a vital source of revenue for improving facilities and visitor services at a variety of public lands. These annual or lifetime passes provide an affordable and convenient way to access Federal recreation lands within the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bureau of Land Management. Up to 100% of the pass program's proceeds are used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services.
Each Interagency Pass admits the pass owner and passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at a per-vehicle entrance fee area or the pass owner plus 3 adults at a per-person entrance fee area. Each pass is non-transferable. Scroll down to see the types of passes available at Jewel Cave National Monument. For more information on tour fees and pass use, see the Fees & Reservations page.
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass, $80.00
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass, $10.00
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass - Military
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Volunteer Pass
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.