Caution - Roadwork to begin on Highway 16
Construction projects along highway 16 through the Monument are planned during this spring season. The Jewel Cave visitor center will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and closed on weekends through late March and possibly mid-April. 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?
When Jewel Cave was established as a National Monument in 1908, it was thought to be a small but pretty cave. It wasn’t until 1959 that explorers began to realize that Jewel Cave may be one of the longest caves in the world.