Wilson Butte Cave - near Dietrich, Idaho USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jwanlesss
N 42° 47.099 W 114° 12.846
11T E 727871 N 4740703
Wilson Butte Cave is inside a thick bubble of lava rock that protrudes high above the surrounding sagebrush desert.
Waymark Code: WM13Y0W
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 03/10/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 3

We visited Wilson Butte Cave in 1989 when the Idaho State University was doing an archeological excavation. They let us observe the ancient artifacts they had uncovered. The thick dome of lava rock, the narrow opening into the cavern, and the sand-covered floor made it an ideal shelter for indigenous people over thousands of years.

Its remote location is accessible only dirt dirt roads and hiking.
Type of Land: National Forest

Managed By: Bureau of Land Management

Contact Info: 208-732-7200

Website: [Web Link]

Type of Cave: Lava Cave

Contains Stalactites: no

Contains Stalagmites: no

Contains Bats: no

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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