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 November 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 (same day only).
    (We strongly recommend that you make a reservation instead.)

  • In advance via Recreation.gov

    Same day reservations are not accepted. Please plan ahead, as tours sell out regularly.
    Cancellations, reservation changes, and refunds 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 pass holder's ticket.

    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. You can learn more about park passes and their benefits on the America the Beautiful Interagency Pass page.

Lodge Room Tour
(60 Minutes)

Grand Palace Tour
(90 Minutes)

(16 & older)



(5-15 years old)



Infants & Toddlers



Golden Age/Senior Pass
(cardholder only)
Examples of Senior Passes



Access Pass
(cardholder only)
Examples of access passes



Winter Tour Schedule: November 1, 2018 through March 7, 2019
Grand Palace Tour (Open to all ages during winter schedule only)
1:00pm Monday - Thursday
9:00am & 1:00pm Friday through Sundays
There are no tours available on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years Day.

Spring Tour Schedule: March 8, 2019 - May 23, 2019
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 24, 2019 - September 2, 2019
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

Fall Tour Schedule: September 3, 2019 to October 31, 2019
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 email, 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.

For those in wheelchairs, there is no guarantee you will be able to visit the cave. The entrance tunnel is historic and not ADA-approved. A friend or family member must be available to assist those in non-motorized wheelchairs, and be comfortable navigating the wheelchair down a steep grade. 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.

Last updated: November 21, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311


(775) 234-7331
Available 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Federal holidays.

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