BLM Reopens Wyoming’s Spirit Mountain Cave

February 6, 2013 / Wyoming, United States, North America

U.S. Bureau of Land ManagementThe 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]

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  1. Sandra Cole
    May 26, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I was going thru some old newspaper clippins and found that my parents has purchased 100 shares in the spirit Moutain caverns in March 18 1957. Share number is 346 to Lynn L Kelley and Juanita Kelley. Can you tell me if these shares still have a value? or who to contact the last known address I have from 1957 is: Spirit Moutains Cavern Inc P.o. box 6 Cody, Wy.
    Thank You
    Sandra Cole
    box 1924
    Rawlins, wy 82301


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