To get to this
site takes high clearance and if you have a 4 X 4 it will smooth out
the ride some. The topo map shows it as a cave, but it could be called
a sinkhole, since the opening is directly over the center of it. I
guess it is called a cave because the opening is so small. The opening
is only about 10' X 12'.
If you are into rappeling, this is the cave for you. It is about 120'
down to the bottom and a long way back up! I did not get to spend much
time at the bottom before having to climb back out. I do not
know if there is any exits from the room down at the bottom. This was
my first and only time rappeling. Going down was great, but the climb
back out was tough since it is straight up the rope.
If you do not rappel you may still find this place interesting. Such a
deep hole with a small opening. Just drop a small rock in and time how
long it takes before you hear it hit bottom. There are small fossils in
the layer of rocks where the opening is located.
If you decide to go here be sure you have plenty of gas and good tires.
It wouldn't hurt to have a good topo map to follow. Follow the
directions below and remember, when in doubt follow the best looking
-- 36° 36.345' 111° 39.340' right fork at
-- 36° 36.372' 111° 39.877' left fork at
-- 36° 36.397' 111° 39.983' left fork at
-- 36° 36.359' 111° 40.095' right fork at
-- 36° 36.255' 111° 40.267' right fork at
-- 36° 36.257' 111° 40.706' left fork at
-- 36° 36.392' 111° 40.763' left fork at
-- 36° 36.662' 111° 40.889' left fork at
-- 36° 37.194' 111° 41.389' left fork at
-- 36° 37.250' 111° 41.640' cave
-- 36° 37.431'
road on the right is the one you
will be using to get here.
I'm 6'2" to
give you an idea of the size of the
points to the opening. This is the parking area.
at the cave location.
tablerock seen on the way to the cave.
From DeLorme Topo North
America 9. The route we took to get to the cave.