Lehman Caves

Baker, NV 89311- Map It
(775) 234-7517

AAA Editor Notes

Lehman Caves, 5500 W. SR 488 within Great Basin National Park, consists of illuminated marble and limestone passages that have many colorful formations and curious shield or palette shapes. Although the first written mention of the cave was in an 1885 newspaper article, it may have been discovered earlier by homesteaders or miners. Absalom S. Lehman probably was the first to realize the significance of the underground galleries. After conducting his own exploration, he guided parties through the cave until his death in 1891. Note: To prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome, a disease that affects the bat population, all visitors must be screened and some individuals may be required to either change or clean clothing, shoes and other items prior to entering the cave. The tour covers about a half-mile and includes six stairways. Flash cameras are allowed, but tripods and backpacks are not. The cave temperature is 50 F, so a sweater or light jacket is recommended. Guided tours are available.
Guided 60-minute tour $8; $4 (ages 5-15 and bearers of Golden Age or Golden Access senior passes). Guided 90-minute tour $10; $5 (ages 5-15 and bearers of Golden Age or Golden Access senior passes). Under 5 are not permitted on the 90-minute tour.
Hours: Guided 60- and 90-minute cave tours are given daily year-round. Tour times vary; phone ahead. Tickets may be purchased up to 6 months in advance, or at the visitor center the day of the tour; advance purchase is strongly recommended as tours frequently sell out during the summer. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.