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Minnetonka Cave

St. Charles Canyon, Caribou National Forest, Saint Charles, ID 83272
+1 435-245-4422
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What an amazing Friday and the drive up to Saint Charles ID was so beautiful. I took my 16 year old... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Explore4You85
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We visited Minnetonka Caves near St. Charles Idaho. We visited with our family over Labor Day... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2017
Russ ,
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Minnetonka Cave is a limestone cave a half-mile long of which 1,800 feet has been developed for guided tours to the public. The elevation of the cave is 7,700 feet. It is located on the Cache National Forest near St. Charles, Idaho, and is administered by Scenic Canyons Recreational Services under a special use permit from the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Montpelier Ranger District.
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“year round” (5 reviews)
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St. Charles Canyon, Caribou National Forest, Saint Charles, ID 83272
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing Friday and the drive up to Saint Charles ID was so beautiful. I took my 16 year old cousin with me and the cave was spectacular and the formations inside the cave were amazing. Our Tour Guide for our group was Paul...More

1  Thank Explore4You85
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

We visited Minnetonka Caves near St. Charles Idaho. We visited with our family over Labor Day weekend. It was very busy and we had to wait nearly an hour and a half before we got in. The caves are quite long and you have to...More

Thank Russ ,
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Get here early so you don't have to wait as the groups they take are small. We we lucky to have Gabe as a guide and this young man was fantastic. He had a wonderful personality; was knowledgeable about the cave and took into account...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Minnetonka Cave is a good cave for all ages. Lots of steps, but little kids managed, as did old ladies like myself. The formations are not as spectacular as other caves I have been to, but it was interesting, nevertheless. Our tour guide was delightful.

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Our large family had a great time at Minnetonka Cave. It was cool so don't forget a jacket. The kids liked the tour. We had an earlier tour and when we got out it was packed! There is limited places to park (people were parking...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We've been to a couple caves and this one was the most convenient to access. Some good things to know: They only accept cash for entry, bring warm clothes for the cave, it is 40 degrees Fahrenheit year round, others mentioned mud but we did...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Our children love to visit Minnetonka Cave. The formations are spectacular. It's cold in the cave, so be sure to bring a jacket, even on a hot day, and be ready to go up and down stairs. You'll have 444 each way! The cave is...More

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We were driving from Jackson to SLC and we wanted to break the trip in two. This cave is conveniently midway and it is a nice side stop. The cave has some vandalism damage but it is well preserved and it has a guided tour....More

Thank mdikov
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

Ran a couple half marathons, and then thought touring the cave and all of its stairs would be a good idea. Actually, wasn't too bad, but those with bad knees - beware! Our guide was fun and had a good sense of humor - pointed...More

Thank JenR8R
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Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Our family has been through this cave enough times that I have all the answers to the guide's questions memorized. It is beautiful! So many pretty formations. Definitely worth it. Tips: during the summer time the waits can get pretty long, be prepared to wait....More

Thank Joncall
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bobbiwiderberg
July 11, 2017|
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Response from ChristiJohn N |
You can go without reservations however you do need to get there early in order to sure you get tickets. I would also recommend if you're waiting for your timeslot to hit the Paris ice caves
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kreed606
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Joncall | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I don't think so.
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kreed606
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Joncall | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot right by the entrance of the cave.
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