Cave tour tickets
When you purchase your tickets on recreation.gov, the time options listed will be for your hike time, which is the time you should pick up your tickets at the visitor center. Plan on 3-4 hours from that time, round trip.
Doing Business With The Park
Special Events and Permits
Some activities are allowed within the Monument but, by law, require a special use permit. This can include commercial photography (film or still), guided tours and other business operations, scientific research, running and bicycle races on Highway 92, weddings, and large group picnics or other gatherings in the Swinging Bridge picnic area.
Every situation is different, and doesn't need to be complicated or time consuming, but the permit process makes sure that park resources are protected and that the event doesn't unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of the park by other visitors. See the links below for the most common permitting situations we encounter. For a Special Use Permit application, click here. If you have questions or if you are unsure if your event/ activity requires a permit, call the administration offices at (801) 756-5239.
The National Park Service cannot issue a permit if it would:
Did You Know?
Cave Draperies, or Cave Bacon, form as calcite rich water trickles down an inclined bedrock surface. Over thousands of years a thin line of calcite builds up along the wall as water follows this same path over and over. These formations appear in caves in all different shapes, sizes and colors.