Crystal Ball Cave

Useful Information

Location: 56 km N of Hwy 6, follow road to Grady 80 km.
Open: Only after prior arrangement. Mon-Sat.
Fee: free, donations welcome.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric, with generator.
Guided tours:
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Crystal Ball Cave, HC 78, Box 345, Garrison UT 84728, Tel: +1-801-787-6675. E-mail:
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1956 discovered by George Simms while looking for a lost sheep.


Crystal Ball Cave got its name from the curious speleothems found in it, which look like gigantic crystal-encrusted puff-balls. Those speleothems are definitely the most interesting feature of the cave.

The cave was discovered by the owner, Thomas Sims, who searched for a lost sheep. He found an open sinkhole, which led him to the cave. He installed a generator for electric light, but the cave is very wild and impossible to find without a guide.