New Entrance Tour

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky 42259

New Entrance Tour

New Entrance Tour Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This tour starts in one entrance and comes out another, eliminating the need to backtrack. A 4-mile bus ride leads to the New Entrance, which was widened and enhanced with stairs in 1921 to allow people to enter more easily. Cave explorers get an immediate surprise as they descend into a dripping deep pit, where stainless-steel metal stairs lead between slender passages and past interesting rock formations. The water dripping around you (and onto you, a little bit) is what formed the features through which you’re walking, and adds an adventurous aura to the affair.

You’ll negotiate a total of 300 stairs before leveling out 250 feet below the surface at Grand Central Station—so named for the six ways into and out of the large room, just as in New York City’s famed land- mark. Here the ranger-guide continues to inform neophyte cave people about their new surroundings."

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Trail Information

Mammoth Cave National Park
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Year-round, weather dependent
Mammoth Cave National Park
Local Contacts
Tour size limit is 114
Roosevelt’s Dome, Grand Central Station, Fairy Ceiling, Crystal Lake, Frozen Niagara, Drapery Room, waterfall

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