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 »
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?
Red squirrels can be seen year round in Jewel Cave National Monument harvesting pine cones from ponderosa pine trees.