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.
Introduction to Caving Tour
Top photo-NPS, Andrew Simister
Ever wondered what it's like in the caves away from the developed trails and cave lights?
Or what it's like to be a caver?
With a helmet and headlamp you are ready to experience Hansen Cave in its natural state. With a ranger, you'll scramble and sometimes even crawl on the trail leading to Hansen Cave Lake, along the same route Martin Hansen conducted tours in the late 1800s. You'll learn all about the caving safely and low-impact caving skills. The tour lasts approximately 1 ½ hours and is considered strenuous.
Be prepared to get your clothes dirty and have fun!
What to Bring
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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.