Mid-May through mid-September.
First tour leaves at 10 am, last tour leaves at 5 pm every day.
April through mid-May, and mid-September through November.
First tour leaves at 11 am, last tour leaves at 4pm every day.
MAP & DIRECTIONS
To find Boyden Cavern, click on the map below.
ABOVE GROUND ACTIVITIES
Walking tours of the cavern will begin on April 25, 2014. See side margin for tour times. Tickets can be purchased at the gift shop which is open approximately a half hour before and after the tours. Reservations for cave tours are not required, unless you have a group of 15 people or more. We also offer rappelling and canyoneering tours, from beginning to advanced levels of expertise, by reservation only. For reservations, please call 888-965-8243.
New rappelling and canyoneering tours also available.
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Boyden Cavern is located in Kings Canyon, Giant Sequoia National Monument, one of the most beautiful and spectacular places on earth. Fortunately, it's not as well known or travelled as Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, making for a more peaceful and less disturbed feel.
Please be aware that to get to Boyden Cavern, you must drive into Kings Canyon National Park where the National Park Service charges each vehicle $20. This fee is not associated with Boyden Cavern. You will still have to pay an admission price at the cavern.
Boyden Cavern lies beneath the massive 2,000 foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gates. It is a magnificent cavern with many varieties of natural speleothems, including rare "shield" formations. Visitors are delighted to find that spectacular beauty above ground is complemented by natural beauty underground.
The Walk Tour
This popular 45-minute tour is suitable for the entire family, from kids to senior citizens. The tour begins with a steep five-minute walk to the cavern entrance and from there visitors travel deep within, where the temperature is a constant 55oF. Groups follow a well-lighted and handrail equipped trail as guides point out many natural varieties of formations. Reservations are not required. Tours leave approximately every hour on the hour. For safety reasons, we do not allow children to be carried in backpacks on this tour. Small babies in front packs/slings are okay.
Popular features include The Pancake Room, a stalactite group called the Upside Down City, the Bat Grotto where bats spend summer days sleeping, and a flowstone formation called Mother Nature's Wedding Cake. The Drapery Room contains large drapery stalactites, long soda straws and twisting crystalline helictites. Speleothems have developed to resemble familiar objects, as the Taco Shells, Baby Elephant & Mom stalagmites, and Christmas Tree. There is also a subterranean stream and many other unique features. We also offer, by reservation, 1/2 and full day rappelling tours, as well as 1/2 and full day canyoneering tours with equipment supplied. These advanced adventure treks are available for all ages and experience levels. Call 888-965-8243 for more information or emails us at email@example.com.
If you are planning a trip to Boyden Cavern and would like to know more about the accommodations and attractions to be found in this beautiful area, click on the "Links" button above. This will take you to our pages which contains links to other sites, including the National Park Service's pages on Kings Canyon, and Giant Sequoia National Forest.
|FACTS AT A GLANCE: Walk Tour
|Adventure Scale: 1
||Daily, April - mid-November
|Length of trip
||Up to 40 people
||53°F year round
||Reservations necessary for GROUPS ONLY via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 888-965-8243.
||Boyden Cavern Adventures & Tours
PO Box 255
Dunlap Rd, CA 93621-0255
Rappelling and canyoneering tours rate 6-7 on the Adventure Scale. We also have a family friendly, two hour Pirate's Cave trip which rates 3-4 on the scale.