Caves and Caverns

Black Chasm Cavern, National Natural Landmark

Black Chasm Cavern, National Natural Landmark

Black Chasm Cavern, National Natural Landmark209-736-2708 or 866-762-2837
15701 Pioneer Volcano Road
Volcano 95689
caverntours.com

OPEN EVERY DAY, YEAR-ROUND: Explore beautiful trails and chambers in this enchanting National Natural Landmark cave on 50-minute guided walk tours. See sparkling flowstones, stalactites and hugh clusters of rare, crystalline helictite formations for which Black Chasm Cavern was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1980.

Related links: California Cavern, State Historic Landmark | Moaning Cavern Adventure Park | California Zip Lines at Moaning Cavern Park

Innovations in Tourism RECREATION winnerCave and Mine Adventures, which operates Black Chasm Cavern, received the BEST RECREATION award in the 2014 Calaveras Visitors Bureau Innovations in Tourism Awards for developing the zip lines at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park and for operating and funding the Murphys Information Center.

 

 

California Cavern, State Historic Landmark

California Cavern, State Historic Landmark

California Cavern, State Historic Landmark209-736-2708 or 866-762-2837
9565 Cave City Road
Mountain Ranch 95246
caverntours.com

California’s first show cave, delighting visitors since 1850, features an enchanting trail with beautiful cystalline formations in historical and recently discovered pristine areas. Also available-wild cavern expeditions by reservation. Fantistic gift shopping for books, science, nature, mineral and gem supplies and educational toys.

Enjoy gold panning and gemstone mining in our flume system right next to the visitors center and gift shop.

Related links: Moaning Cavern Adventure Park | Black Chasm Cavern | Moaning Cavern Zip Lines

Blogs featuring California Cavern: Adventure Alert! Are You Crazy Enough for Spelunking? | How to Beat the Heat? Head Underground… | Fly-In for a Unique View of Calaveras County

 

Innovations in Tourism RECREATION winnerCave and Mine Adventures, which operates California Cavern Adventure Park, received the BEST RECREATION award in the 2014 Calaveras Visitors Bureau Innovations in Tourism Awards for developing the zip lines at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park and for operating and funding the Murphys Information Center.

 

 

 

California Zip Lines at Moaning Cavern Park

California Zip Lines at Moaning Cavern Park

Moaning Cavern Zip Lines209-736-2708 or 866-762-2837
5350 Moaning Cave Rd.
Vallecito 95251
california-ziplines.com

OPEN DAILY, YEAR-ROUND: Race high above the beautiful Gold Country foothills at up to 40 mph on thrilling twin zips 1/4 mile long! Check website for weight limits. No experience necessary.  Also ride tandem and super style.

Related links: Moaning Cavern Adventure Park | California Cavern | Black Chasm Cavern | Zip Lines Super Style

Blogs and videos about Moaning Cavern Adventure Park: Adventure Land Photo Contest Get Your Halloween on in Calaveras County | Watch This! Hidden Gem California | Plan This: Romantic Getaway in the Sierra Foothills | Do This: Big Trees, Swim Holes and Summer Concerts | Grape Encounters radio host spotted in Calaveras |

 

Mercer Caverns

Mercer Caverns

Mercer Caverns209-728-2101
1665 Sheep Ranch Rd., P O Box 509
Murphys 95247
mercercaverns.com

Discovered in 1885, Mercer Caverns is home to a wide variety of beautiful cave formations, most notably its world famous array of delicate frostlike crystals known as aragonite flos ferri, for which it won a Grand prize at the 1900 Paris World Exposition.  Explore Mercer Caverns and experience Nature’s stunning underground wonders.

Enjoy gold panning and gemstone mining in our flume system right next to the visitors center and gift shop.

Blogs featuring Mercer Caverns: Winter in Calaveras: Catch the Highlights |  Winter: Unwind, indulge… or both | The Big Loop |  Top Family-friendly Picks for Winter Activities

Moaning Cavern Adventure Park

Moaning Cavern Adventure Park

Rappelling at Moaning Cavern209-736-2708 or 866-762-2837
5350 Moaning Cave Road
Vallecito 95251
caverntours.com

OPEN EVERY DAY, YEAR-ROUND: Descend deep underground on a guided walk tour, rappel by rope 165-feet or reserve a challenging caving Adventure Trip. Above ground, race 1/4 mile on thrilling twin zip lines or climb our new custom climbing tower.

Enjoy gold panning and gemstone mining in our flume system right next to the visitors center and gift shop.

Related links: Zip Lines | California Cavern | Black Chasm Cavern

Blogs and videos featuring Moaning Cavern Adventure Park: Best of the West Small Town: Murphys | Adventure Land Photo Contest Get Your Halloween on in Calaveras County | Watch This! Hidden Gem California | Plan This: Romantic Getaway in the Sierra Foothills | Do This: Big Trees, Swim Holes and Summer Concerts | Grape Encounters radio host spotted in Calaveras | Moaning Cavern Park |  Top Family-friendly Picks for Winter Activities | How to Beat the Heat? Head Underground… | Get Ready for a Wild Ride through Gold Country!

Innovations in Tourism RECREATION winnerCave and Mine Adventures, which operates Moaning Cavern Adventure Park, received the BEST RECREATION award in the 2014 Calaveras Visitors Bureau Innovations in Tourism Awards for developing the zip lines at Moaning Cavern Adventure Park and for operating and funding the Murphys Information Center.