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Boyden Cavern

74101 E Kings Canyon Rd, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: A 45-minute guided tour takes you into a wondrous world deep beneath the 2,000-foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gate. Massive stalagmites,... more » Owner description: A 45-minute guided tour takes you into a wondrous world deep beneath the 2,000-foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gate. Massive stalagmites, delicate stalactites and splendid arrays of crystalline formations are a visual treat. Boyden Cavern is in the deepest canyon in the United States. Open May - October. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I highly recommend the tour, We were very surprised to see several families turn down this tour due to the price. 2 adults and 1 child cost us $37 - but it was well worth paying. The tour takes you back 750 feet into the Cavern. It's quite interesting. I didnt feel claustrophobic at all - the cave ceilings are... More

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I did the Kings Gold Canyoneering trip this week, and it was an absolutely amazing experience. Rapelling down granite cliffs alongside waterfalls, sliding down granite chutes into pools of cool water, working our way down a beatiful and challenging canyon. Steve and his guides grew up in these mountains, and we always felt safe and under control,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Took the last tour of the day and the staff was still very friendly and courteous. Had a great visit in the cave and the guide even took an extra few minutes to find a bat to show my nephew. We'll worth the steep but short hike up to the cave.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Boyden Cavern. However, we had a 14 year old trainee give our tour and felt like he was not prepared and left out lots of information. Others coming from a previous tour with a different guide raved about the guide they had. Also had the last tour of the day and the shop was... More

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Cross Plains, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We did the "full gold" canyoneering trip and it took all day. we did 5 rapels and lots of swimming and rock scrambling. There were 3 guides on our trip and they all were friendly, patient and helpful. This all day trip is worth your time and effort if you are staying in Kings Canyon and Sequioa National Park. We... More

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We were actually doing the canyoneering tour with Boyden and decided to swing in to see the cave after we got done. Tours only go on the hour so we ended up waiting for a while - luckily they have some nice shaded tables by the river to wait on. The tour is just ok - some interesting information. I... More

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Sunnyvale, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

750 FT adventure into the side of a mountain. Beautiful stalagtites and stalagmites. Very cool. Hadley, our 15-year-old guide, pointed out all the interesting features of the cave and told us the incredible story of a guy J. C. Boyden who discovered the cavern and took up residence there for several years. Absolutely a must see when you visit Kings... More

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Harpswell, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Although there is a path through and lights it is not a show stopper like some other caves. That being said it is a nice introduction to the reality of a cave and there are a variety of formations

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Wilmington, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Didn't do the cave tour but did stop here to view the beautiful river that runs right next to the parking lot. Great place to take a bathroom break and enjoy the view!

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We arrived in late September, not a sole in Park but Boyden Cavern was open. What a great time we had, the guide was informative, friendly and had all sorts of information we did not know about the parks. For example Kings Canon is the deepest river carved canyon in the country, at 8000' deep. Also the cave itself is... More

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