Cave Tours Closed for Season
Cave Tours are closed for the winter. Tours will resume April 26, 2014. All trails on the monument remain open.
Due to recent road work on Hwy 46 and steady rain, the road is muddy in spots. Exercise extreme caution while driving to and from the Monument.
The elevation at the Monument is 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) and as a result, we experience comfortable summer temperatures (65-85 F, 18-29 C) and snowy winters. The climate of the region is strongly influenced by the ocean which contributes to over 50 inches of rain per year. Expect rainy weather during spring and fall at the Monument and bring your rain gear!
Visit NOAA for the latest weather updates.
If you plan on attending a cave tour, you should bring a warm sweater and sturdy shoes to dress for the 44 F (7 C) cave.
Did You Know?
The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest North American woodpecker. Funny, mischief making cartoon character Woody Woodpecker, was inspired by this bird. Other birds need this species for survival. They will use the holes or cavities the Pileated drills as nests, winter shelter, and a way to get at food inside trees that is otherwise hidden.