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 »
National Park Service Units Within Driving Distance
34.6 miles, approximately 45 minutes driving time
35.1 miles, approximately 1 hour driving time
98.7 miles, approximately 2 hours driving time
99.7 miles, approximately 2 hours 30 minutes driving time
115.9 miles, approximately 3 hours 15 minutes driving time
127.4 miles, approximately 2 hours 45 minutes driving time
138.5 miles, approximately 4 hours 45 minutes driving time
170.1 miles, approximately 4 hours driving time
Did You Know?
The largest room discovered in Jewel Cave is called the Big Duh. It measures 570 feet long, is 180 feet wide at its widest point, and is 30 feet tall.