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Mammoth Cave, Duck Creek Village

#151 of 211 in Nature in Utah
Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Mammoth Cave is a lava tube located on the Markagunt Plateau in the Dixie National Forest of Southern Utah, and is one of the largest lava tubes in Utah. The cave has over 2,200 feet (670 m) of passage and is about a quarter mile (400 m) long. It was formed by cooling lava and water less than 2,000 years ago. Due to moisture and its elevation of 8,050 feet (2,450 m) above sea level the cave stays cool year round.

The cave has four chambers, the largest to the west. At the end of the largest tunnel, it narrows to a small opening that can be used as an exit. Although the cave is open year round, portions of it are closed off from October until April to protect hibernating bats. Additionally, Mammoth Creek Road may be completely impassable during the winter months due to snowfall.

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  • We were limited to where we could go as they do close off a section for the bats to hibernate. That's fine, I just feel I can't get the best review without seeing the main chamber. That being...  more »
  • This cave was very cool! Be prepared to walk hunched over & crawl in some spaces. Make sure to being headlamps. Phone lights don’t do much. I read in other reviews that this cave is limited to access....  more »
  • We explored the caves while up here for a family reunion. It was awesome! Bring bright flashlights and water. Be prepared to get a bit muddy if you are going to be going going deeper into the caves. It's nice and cool in the caves. I wish the parking lot was a bit bigger but they do have restrooms there so that's nice.
  • I enjoyed this great hidden gem with my students. There are two caves. Longer one has another exit. Great experience~

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