Lehman Caves Tours

 
Tour Basics
Lehman Caves may only be entered with a guided tour. Cave tours are offered daily, year-round, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Park rangers lead all tours and explain the history, ecology, and geology of the caves. Two different guided tours of Lehman Caves are offered -- the Lodge Room Tour and the Grand Palace Tour. ****Cave tours regularly sell out. Reservations through Recreation.gov are strongly recommended.

Lodge Room Tour
Lodge Room Tours are approximately 60 minutes long. The Lodge Room Tour travels 0.4 miles, and is ideal for families with young children. The Lodge Room Tour highlights the Gothic Palace, Music Room, and Lodge Room sections of Lehman Caves. Tours to the Lodge Room are limited to 20 visitors. White Nose Syndrome screening is mandatory.

Grand Palace Tour
Grand Palace Tours are approximately 90 minutes long. The Grand Palace Tour travels 0.6 miles, and children must be at least 5 years old to join the Grand Palace Tour (except on tours Novem through February). This tour visits the Gothic Palace, the Music Room, the Lodge Room, Inscription Room, and the Grand Palace sections of Lehman Caves, including a chance to view the famous "Parachute Shield" formation. Tour is limited to 20 visitors. White Nose Syndrome screening is mandatory.

Ticket Sales
Tickets are required for cave tours, and may be purchased two ways:

  • In person at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center upon arrival. (It is strongly recommended to make a reservation.)
  • In advance via Recreation.gov

    Same day reservations are not accepted. Please plan ahead, tours sell out regularly in the summer and around holidays.

    Cancellations and reservation changes are handled through recreation.gov.

  • If you book a Grand Palace tour you do not need to book a Lodge Room Tour. The Lodge Room duplicates half the rooms on the Grand Palace Tour.

  • Attention Interagency Senior and Access Passes Holders

    Holders of the Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the purchase price of a ticket.

    The ticket reservation must be in the name of the pass holder to receive a discount and the discount only applies to the ticket issued to the pass holder.

    The pass, a photo ID, and the reservation number must be presented when you pick up your tickets at the facility.


 

Ticket Prices
Because cave tour fees are not entrance fees, they are not covered by the Annual Pass. However, Golden Age/Senior Pass and Golden Access cardholders are entitled to a discount. Please note that discounts are for the cardholder only, and will not cover additional family members.

Lodge Room Tour
(60 Minutes)

Grand Palace Tour
(90 Minutes)

Adults
(16 & older)

$8.00

$10.00

Youth
(5-15 years old)

$4.00

$5.00

Infants & Toddlers

Free

N/A

Golden Age/Senior Pass
(cardholder only)

$4.00

$5.00

Golden Access
(cardholder only)

50% off

50% off

 

Winter Tour Schedule - November 1, 2016 to March 5, 2017
Monday through Friday
Grand Palace Tour (All ages during winter schedule only)
1:00pm
Saturday and Sunday
Grand Palace Tour (All ages during winter schedule only)
9:00am & 1:00pm
There are no tours available for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years Day.

Spring Tour Schedule - March 6 to May 25, 2017
Grand Palace Tour (90 minutes/ages 5 & up)
9:00am & 1:00pm

Lodge Room Tour (60 minutes/all ages)
11:00am & 3:00pm

Summer Tour Schedule - May 26 to September 4, 2017
Grand Palace Tour (90 Minutes/ages 5 & up)
9:00am | 11:00am | 1:00pm | 2:00pm | 3:00pm

Lodge Room Tour (60 minutes/all ages)
8:30am | 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:00pm

Fall Tour Schedule - September 5 to October 31, 2017
Grand Palace Tour (90 minutes/ages 5 & up)
9:00am & 1:00pm

Lodge Room Tour (60 minutes/all ages)
11:00am & 3:00pm


 

Group Tours
To arrange tours for school groups, please contact the park via e-mail, or call (775) 234-7511.

Bus tours must call at least two weeks in advance.

Accessible Tours
Brief tours of the first room of the cave, the Gothic Palace, are available for those unable to negotiate the stairs and narrow passageways of the tour route. Participants join the first 30 minutes of a regular tour, and are escorted out of the cave by a ranger. Another friend or family member must be available to assist visitors in non-motorized wheelchairs.

Please be advised that wheelchairs are not available at the park. First room tours may not be available on every tour, depending on staffing levels.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311

Phone:

(775) 234-7331
Park Headquarters Superintendent

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