Public Input on Additional Lehman Cave Tours



Two additional tours of Lehman Caves at Great Basin National Park are proposed to begin in 2024. The park is seeking public comments on the proposed fees for these additional tours before final decisions. In determining proposed fees, the park completed a cost comparison to similar tours offered by other cave operations. The comment period will open May 1 and close June 1, 2023. The original closing date was May 30, however technical issues interrupted the comment process for two days, so additional days have been added to June 1, 2023. Thank you for your patience!

A dimly lit, rocky room filled with various cave formations. The gold light illuminates tan and white stalactites, stalagmites, and other smaller formations.


Lehman Caves Additional Tours & Associated Fees

Gothic Palace Tour

The Gothic Palace Tour will allow visitors with limited time or mobility difficulties an opportunity to experience the first large chamber of Lehman Caves. Here visitors can experience a wide array of cave formations found all along tour trails, including rare shield formations.

Up to 20 visitors will be allowed on this 30-minute tour.
Proposed fees are:

  • Adults (16 & up): $8

  • Youth (5 - 15): $4

  • Infant (4 & under): Free

  • Senior and Access Card Holders: $4

Four individuals with brightly colored helmets sit on a field of boulders. Two are sitting while two others inspect the rock at their feet, reaching out with their hands to examine it.
Wild Cave Tours will travel to parts of the cave off the normal tour route.

Wild Cave Tour

The Wild Cave Tour will allow visitors to explore Lehman Caves away from developed trails. This introductory caving experience will focus on safe caving techniques and conservation. It will be a strenuous, off-trail experience requiring crawling, bending, stooping, and climbing. The park will provide helmets, headlamps, kneepads, and gloves. Visitors will be required to wear long sturdy pants, long-sleeved shirts, and sturdy footwear that they don't mind getting dirty and torn.

Up to 8 visitors will be allowed on this 3-hour tour.
Proposed fees are:

  • Adults (16 & up): $40

  • Youth (12 - 15): $20

  • Infant (11 & under): Not Permitted

  • Senior and Access Card Holders: No Discount


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Use any of the following methods to provide feedback:

Preferred Method - Go Online: Use the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website:
This link will become available effective May 1, 2023.

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At a Visitor Center
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Last updated: May 25, 2023

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