Advance cave tour reservations are available on recreation.gov. All cave access is by guided tour only.
The Visitor Center, Park Store, surface trails, and picnic areas are currently open Wednesday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Please be advised that the main entrance gate is closed promptly at 4:30 p.m.; visitors and hikers should plan their day accordingly. Note the visitor center will be closing early on Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time.
The Jewel Cave Historic Area is closed for the season. Visitors can still hike there using the Canyons Trail.
VISITOR CENTER HOURS AND TOUR TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE due to staff availability, inclement weather, emergency situations, construction projects, and/or special events. In the event of inclement weather during the off-season, visitors are advised to contact the visitor center at (605) 673-8300 for updated information.
Cave Tour Times
For more information about ticket prices, please visit Fees & Passes.
Contact the Visitor Center at (605) 673-8300 for more information. Please be advised that all tours are weather dependent and may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Visit Guided Tours for tips on preparing for a visit to Jewel Cave.
**=available on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Note the visitor center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day and New Year's Day. It will also be closing early
on Christmas Eve, at 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time.
The main phone line connects visitors with staff at the visitor center. Throughout the year, the phone line is monitored by staff on a daily basis, excluding holidays and days with limited visitor services. Please be advised that after-hours messages are not taken on the system; visitors are encouraged to call the visitor center during normal operations and speak with a park ranger for assistance.