Great Basin Lehman Caves
Lehman Caves is a major attraction in Great Basin National Park. It system is composed of beautiful marble caverns that offers outstanding opportunity to view and study cave features including stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, flowstone and popcorn. The caverns contain over 300 shield formations, which are rare in other caves.
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, explaining the history, ecology, and geology of the caves.
Three different guided tours are offered. Reservations are strongly recommended in the summer months, as well as over holiday weekends. Reservations may be made in person at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center or in advance (strongly recommended) by phone at (775) 234-7331 x 242.
Lodge Room Tour
The Lodge Room Tour is approximately 60 minutes long and extends 0.4 miles, making it ideal for families with young children. Tour highlights include the Gothic Palace, Music Room, and Lodge Room sections of Lehman Caves. Each tour is limited to 20 visitors.
Grand Palace Tour
Grand Palace Tour is approximately 90 minutes long and travels 0.6 miles. Children must be at least 5 years old to join the Grand Palace Tour. This tour visits the Gothic Palace, the Music Room, the Lodge Room, Inscription Room, and the Grand Palace sections of Lehman Caves. It including a chance to view the famous "Parachute Shield" formation. The tour is limited to 20 visitors.
During the summer months, rangers offer a special, historic candlelight tour of Lehman Caves. This guided tour lasts one hour and follows the Lodge Room tour route. Participants will see the cave using historic candle lanterns, without the aid of flashlights or the cave lighting system. Photography is NOT allowed on this tour. Participants must be at least 12 years old. Check with the Lehman Caves Visitor Center (775-234-7331 x242) for availability.
Tickets are required for cave tours, and may be purchased in person at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center or in advance by phone at (775) 234-7331 x 242, between the hours of 9 am an 4 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. If your call goes to voicemail, leave you name and phone number and park staff will call you back as soon as possible.
Tickets may be purchased up to 30 days in advance. Tickets cannot be purchased by phone on the the day of the tour - they must be purchased in person. All tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. Major credit cards are accepted for phone orders.
For the Lodge Room Tour, tickets are: $8 per adult and $4 per youth (5-15 years of age).
For the Grand Palace Tour, tickets are: $10 per adult and $5 per youth (5-15 years of age).
Infants and toddlers are free (only allowed on the Lodge Room Tour).
Golden Age and Golden Access cards provide discounts.
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