Details

Distance

3 miles

Elevation Gain

750 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Benjamin Johnson

A short descent into some of the largest natural caverns in North America. This is a family friendly adventure that is an easy and beautiful walk.

This is an easy adventure for a short 2-4 hour outing. The caves are very beautiful and definitely worth the 80 story descent down into The Big Room. There are several features, such as The Bottomless Pit and The Crystal Spring Dome, of the caverns that stand out and are easily accessible. Also check out the flight of the bats if you get a chance!

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Volunteering
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Scenic
Wildlife

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