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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District Office
 
Release Date: 04/24/14
Contacts: 775-885-6107    
News Release No. CCDO 2014-030

Hidden Cave tours to begin again on April 26


Carson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District and the Churchill County Museum will resume the regularly scheduled Hidden Cave tours on Saturday, April 26. The tours are offered to the public on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month beginning at the Churchill County Museum, 1050 South Maine Street, in Fallon, Nevada. The tours begin at 9:30 a.m. with a short video about the history of the cave. At approximately 10 a.m. visitors will caravan to the cave site. Reservations are not required and there is no charge for the regularly scheduled tours.

Please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear sturdy walking shoes. The trail to the cave is about 1/4 mile uphill and is not handicap accessible. This tour may not be suitable for young children because of its length and the climb up the hill. There are restrooms and picnic tables available at the Grimes Point recreation area, 1.5 miles from the cave area parking lot.

Special tours of twelve or more people may be arranged by contacting the museum at 775-423-3677. There is a charge of $1 per person (or a minimum of $20) for special tours.

Hidden Cave is an archaeological site east of Fallon, Nev. Thousands of artifacts have been discovered in the cave over the years and have provided important information about the inhabitants. Prehistoric human use of the cave ranges from about 800 to 5,000 years ago.

For more information, contact Jason Wright, Archeologist, BLM Carson City District Office, 775-885-6135 or jswright@blm.gov.  



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 04-29-2014