Crystal Cave

Description

Sequoia National park's majestic, towering forests will have definitely have visitors looking skyward at the big trees, but don't forget to look down, too. One of 270 caves hidden throughout the park, Crystal Cave offers visitors a remarkable peek beneath the surface of the Sierras. Formed of marble, Crystal Cave in California’s Sequoia National Park is decorated with curtains of icicle-like stalactites and mounds of stalagmites.

This spectacular cave was first discovered by Sequoia National Park employees in 1918, and has been one of the area's primary visitor attractions since public tours were first offered in 1941.

Special LED lighting allows visitors to better see fossils, rare minerals and sub-terreanean species without harming this marvelous underground wonder. To reach it, you must drive to the end of the twisting, seven-mile road heading west from the General’s Highway, two miles south of the Moro Rock turnoff.

The Sequoia Natural History Association offers 45-minute guided tours of Crystal Cave daily from mid-June to mid-October. Cave temperature is a constant 48 degrees, so bring a sweater and take a trip back in time! Tickets are not sold at Crystal Cave; purchase them at teh Lodgepole of Foothills Visitors Centers only.
47050 Generals Hwy
Three Rivers CA , 93271
Website: http://www.sequoiahistory.org/default.asp?contentid=632

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