Jewel Cave National Monument is planning a project to restore the extensive trail network throughout Jewel Cave. This involves replacing, labeling, and moving navigational flagging used through trade routes, recreation routes, and common exploration travel corridors.
We are soliciting help from cavers to assist starting January 2012. Trips range from novice to advanced, and will be planned based on people’s interest and schedules. We can coordinate trips with individuals or groups of cavers alike.
In addition, exploration opportunities are also available for any interested cavers. This project will provide an excellent opportunity to see diverse areas of Jewel Cave.
Accommodations and caving equipment are provided. Prior caving experience is required.
If you’re interested, please email Lee-Gray_Boze at nps.gov
. Or call at 605-673-8312. For more information about Jewel Cave, please visit http://www.nps.gov/jeca
. Jewel Cave National Monument is located just 6 hours from Denver. It is currently the second longest cave in the world at 155 miles (250 km).
If you know of any cavers who may be interested in coming to Jewel Cave, please feel free to forward this to them.