BLM Reopens Wyoming’s Spirit Mountain Cave
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has reopened Wyoming’s Spirit Mountain Cave after a collapse last year made it unsafe to visit.
The offending boulder was eventually removed with the a bit of explosive help from the U.S. Forest Service after numerous attempts by the BLM and local cavers were unable to clear it.
Following the blast, volunteers cleaned up the debris and shored up the passage.
Blasting and working inside a cave comes with unique challenges so we certainly appreciate their efforts, Bryan McKenzie, BLM Range Management/Cave Specialist on the U.S. Forest Service assistance
Located on Cedar Mountain, about five kilometers (three miles) west of Cody, Wyoming, Spirit Mountain Cave was once the designated the Shoshone Cavern National Monument. It is visited by more than 1,000 people each year.
BLM Cody Reopens Spirit Mountain Cave [BLM Cody Field Office]