The Lehman CaveLocated just after the entrance to Great Basin National Park near the base of Jeff Davis Peak is the little known, but world famous quality Lehman Cave. At a price of $10.00, a ranger will take you 1/4 of a mile into the cave for 90 minutes, through many but not all, of the cave's lit rooms. The white, tan, reddish and even purple lighting makes the cave seem like, as one SP'er put it, "a real life hallucination". This cave is home to the unique Parachute Sheild, an angles ear, cave bacon, flowstone, draperies, as well as several other famous formations.
The Lehman Cave is open all year round. In the summer months the cave sees a lot of traffic, so reservations would be more than a great idea. Each tour allows up to 20 people. Be sure to arrive early because if you are not there within 15 minutes of the start of the tour, they will sell off your ticket. A camera, small flashlight and a light jacket is all you are allowed to bring with you into the cave. No food, water, gum, tripods ect......are allowed in the cave. Because of falling rocks the lower two rooms are closed to the public.
The lighting used today is causing algae to grow on the walls and lint from peoples clothing is sticking to the features of the cave as well. This combined with people who flat out ignore the rules and touch the cave features make this cave in danger of being closed in the future. Please stay on the trail and help preserve this beautiful cave for future generations.
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