Bloomington Cave Trail

Bureau of Land Management, Utah.

Bloomington Cave is the most extensive and well-known cave in the St. George Field Office. It is a large tectonic cave, and has at least six distinct levels and a maze of passages that are generally narrow, often with steeply dipping floors. The surveyed length of the cave is currently 1.39 miles (7,340 feet), making it the fifth longest cave in Utah.

This cave’s difficulty level is currently unrated. However, many users who are not experienced cavers have found the cave much more difficult than expected. Bloomington Cave requires crawling, squeezing through tight passages, climbing, and moving on slippery surfaces. Five routes are marked within the cave. Take the virtual tour!

Anyone wishing to enter Bloomington Cave must have a permit. The permit is free and available from the St. George Field Office.

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From St. George:

This route from the east follows the Curley Hollow Wash. It is not maintained and can be narrow and rugged. A 4WD vehicle is recommended.

Travel to the Bloomington area of St. George (Exit 4 off I-15). Drive through the roundabout and take Pioneer Road south (I-15 will be on your left). Turn right on Man-O-War Road. Turn right onto Bloomington Drive at the end of Man-O-War. Continue on Bloomington Drive until reaching Navajo Drive and turn right. Follow Navajo Drive until the pavement ends. From the end of the pavement, travel 1.6 miles and turn right into Curley Hollow Wash (intersection is signed). At 6.8 miles, the route diverts from the wash so take the left fork, staying on the main road (intersection is signed). At 7.9 miles, turn left (intersection is signed). At 8.4 miles take the right fork in the road. Travel another .2 miles to the parking area for a total distance of 8.6 miles since leaving the pavement

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