Park Rangers take you on a whistle-stop tour of the dramatic Lodge Room, Music Room, and Grand Palace that belie the surface of the park. Strange formations fuzz and drip from the walls, which your guide explains, along with the history and ecology of the caves. Children will also be wowed by the Parachute Shield and Inscription Room, but briefer Lodge Room Tours last an hour, making them ideal for families with younger children.
Your family will be fascinated by this impeccably preserved remains of a thousand-year-old Fremont Indian village. The agricultural tribe lived in various pit houses and granaries radiating from a central big house. An information kiosk dispenses information about the village, which is still littered with artifacts. Be sure to leave them for future visitors.
Animals gallop, people congregate, and abstract patterns dance across the cave walls in rich red. Archaeologists are unsure about the precise meaning of these aesthetic outpourings, but agree that they are the work of Freemont Indians, who lived in Snake Valley a millennia ago. Petroglyphs and pictographs tattoo the walls, colored with hematite. A number of artifacts were uncovered here too. Learn about the provenance of this dramatic enclave at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center.