Logan Cave - 4,290 ft. long, 152 ft. deep

Logan Cave is the very large and visible cave on the North side of the road in Logan Canyon. The gate was installed after the cave was vandalized several years ago. It is also in place to protect an endangered bat species know as the Townsend's Big Eared Bat. The cave is a total surveyed length of 4,290 ft. and 152 ft. deep. Carved by water seeping along the cracks and crevices in the limestone, Logan Cave formed to be very narrow, tall and wet.

This sign is posted just below the cave entrance to warn visitors to keep their distance to avoid disturbing the bats.

Skull Cave

Skull Cave (also known as Dave and Nate Cave) was discovered by a couple of young kids, apparently named Dave and Nate. They visited Timpanogos Cave in 1988, and while doing so, mentioned to the NPS staff that they had discovered their own private cave. They pointed across the canyon to show the approximate location, gave a brief description of the cave, and then went home (leaving no contact or other information). The NPS staff mentioned this to Dave Herron, pointed out the approximate location, and after searching Dave re-located this small and partially decorated cave.

A picture of the flat stone covering the entry.
Michael headed in.

Spee admiring some of the formations.
The entrance tunnel on the right, Spee and his headlamp on the left.

Spee and the largest formations in the cave.

Michael pointing out the soda straws.

Fun with lights.

Michael just inside the entrance. Spee back in the large room.

The main feature of the cave is this large stalagmite.

These beehive stalagmites are interesting features as well.

Michael Coles exiting the cave.

Periscope Cave - 40' deep 50' long

Periscope goes vertical just inside the entrance and then follows a fissure into the mountain. We are currently surveying this cave and will have a map to display shortly.

Spencer looking down the 40' vertical crevice.
Brandon Kowallis downclimbing.
Looking straight down the crevice toward the bottom.

Shane looking down over the last and tightest drop in the cave.The cave is mostly climbable but a little sketchy at the bottom. The rope made the ascent out a little easier and safer especially with the camera gear.

Spee coming out of the longer tighter side of the cave.
I found this little guy at the bottom where I about stepped on him. He obviously didn't belong there. At least I am not aware of any cave dwelling lizards in Utah. He was cold and barely moving so I gave him a ride to the surface, back to the warm sun.

There are a few nice curtains at the bottom.
Spee admiring the few decorations in the cave.

Spee on his way out. This section was a tight squeeze and where the rope came in handy.
Once you are to the floor, the cave follows the fissure North and South. The South arm is the longest and makes for a nice tight sloped crawl.

A nice little column with some bacon in the background.
Looking back up toward the entrance.
Judd about to the surface.