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Adventure Tour

The Crucible

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Time: 3-4 Hours

Age Requirement: 16+

Group Size : Groups of 2-14

Turns out, the Devil’s Quarry is planted 333 feet below Cardwell Mountain in Tennessee — where cavers are summoned from far and wide.

And it’s no wonder why these brave adventurers travel to make this trek. Because even though the risks involve high-ladder climbs and a gaping hole in the center of the Earth, the reward is spectacular — and magnificently rare.

Tenacious cavers on The Crucible will scale underground canyons, cross Devil’s Quarry, and climb a high winding route to The Monument Pillar — a formation known by many but witnessed by few.

  • Person climbing up a ladder
  • Person hiking down rocks within the caverns
  • Older woman climbing up rocks inside the caverns
  • Girl in Cave

Physical Expectations

  • Recommended for experienced explorers and thrill seekers in good shape
  • High, twisting rock climbs, ladders, boulder climbing and stepping over deep crevasses.
  • Winding canyon passage
  • Gloves, sturdy hiking shoes and long pants REQUIRED!

Tour Highlights:

  • The Monument Pillar
  • Ten Acre Room
  • Crossing the infamous Devil’s Quarry
  • The Isle of Confusion

Pricing:

Adventure Tour: $118 per person
Private Tour: $148 per person*
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*PRIVATE tour option is subject to availability.  Must call the reserve at least 10 days in advance

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Guts and Glory Information

Grab your courage and get ready to traverse the cave via handlines, high twisting climbs, and the highest ladder in Cumberland Caverns.
Difficulty

Time: +/- 4 Hours

Age Requirement: 16+

Group Size: Groups of 2-14

Higgenbotham’s Hollow Information

Squeeze through tight passageways and traverse high-ladder climbs to places you've never seen before.
Difficulty

Time: 3-4 Hours

Age Requirement: 11+

Group Size: Groups of 2+

Hall Crawl Information

Perfect for the family and new cavers - crawl through muddy passages and ignite your spirit of adventure!
Difficulty
Kids:
Adults:

Time: 2-3 Hours

Age Requirement: 6+

Group Size: Groups of 2+

*Private tour times will be decided at booking

All tours are non-refundable