Bear Trap Cave
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member greywolf1242
N 42° 59.037 W 113° 21.090
12T E 308279 N 4761715
Quick Description: A rather large cave north of Minidoka, ID.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2007 8:26:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM1MBH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 182

Long Description:
Bear Trap Cave is a part of a lava tube which can be traced for almost 15 miles. Bear Trap lava tube probably originated from Wildhorse Corral along the Great Rift. Approximately 15,000 years old, Bear Trap Cave is older than the Wapi flow (2270 years old) and the Craters of the Moon flow (as young as 2070 years old).
Bear Trap Cave is located just west of the Minidoka/Aroc Road north of Minidoka. The road is in reasonably good shape to Bear Trap Cave. Travel beyond Bear Trap Cave is only recommended in high-clearance vehicles.
Type of Land: Other

Managed By: Bureau of Land Management

Contact Info: 208-678-5514

Type of Cave: Lava Cave

Website: Not listed

Contains Stalactites: Not Listed

Contains Stalagmites: Not Listed

Contains Bats: Not Listed

Price of Admission: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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