Black Chasm Cavern
15701 Volcano Pioneer Road, Volcano, CA, USA
www.caverntours.com/blackdir… - 866-762-2837
Black Chasm Cavern Volcano Reviews
Stalactites & Stalagmites! Apr 01, 2007
Black Chasm Cavern was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976. The 50 minute walking tour ($12.95 per adult, $6.50 child, ages 3-12) provides you access to some of the most beautiful cave formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and the helictite crystals which is what Black Chasm is known for. I mentioned in my accompanying blog that the cave offers spectacular views through environmentally platforms, bridges, and stairs as not to disrupt the natural environment. The end of the tour brings you to the Landmark Room, which is the location of the greatest collection of the sparkling helictite crystals. I cannot even put into words how beautiful it was and pictures just cannot do it justice either.
There is a huge visitor's center and multiple activities for families. Gemstone mining was definitely popular the day we visited. They also have the geode cracking which is a great time as well. I always get sucked in and got a few cool ones this trip as well! And for the Matrix Trilogy fans out there - they have a display of props - huge manufactured stalagmites from the Zion set.
Something to remember - the cave is always a nice 57F year round so no matter how hot it is outside, always best to bring a sweater or lightweight jacket!
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