Most Jewel Cave Tours Cancelled Until Further Notice
Jewel Cave National Monument closed most of it’s tours last weekend, due to technical difficulties with the elevator system. The Discovery, Scenic and Wild Cave Tours have all been cancelled until further notice.
The two 38 year old, 28 story high elevators which whisk the public from the Visitor Center down into the cave went offline for unknown reasons, and the maintenance crew working on it have been unable to set a date for the expected fix.
“At present, we are not sure why the elevators are not working properly. For the safety of our visitors and staff, the elevators have been shut down until further notice.” - Superintendent Larry Johnson
Until they are working again, only the Historic Lantern Tour, which uses the alternate historic entrance will be available. The visitor center remains open to provide interpretive and educational programs throughout the day.
For an up to date status on all the cancellations, please visit the Jewel Cave National Monument website.
Update: Jewel Cave National Monument has re-opened the cave for interpretive tours.
Elevator Problems Temporarily Close Part of Jewel Cave for Tours [Jewel Cave National Monument]