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Leviathan Cave

A pond with rimstone dams, stalactites, and stalagmites in Leviathan Cave.

Leviathan Cave is a very pretty, highly-decorated cave in the Worthing Mountains of southeastern Nevada.

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Waypoint Latitude Longitude Description
Trailhead -115.5843910648801 37.84344546125708  
Leviathan Cave -115.6071217629372 37.83137412584878  
Leviathan Arch Cave -115.6022949997916 37.83407199990585  
Leviathan Grottos -115.6023639998556 37.83406799984833  
Old Bomb -115.5944722227386 37.83938888892193  
Old Bomb -115.5968055555747 37.83922222220176  
Leviathan Cave Map
Leviathan Cave Map

Trip Report: November 6, 2010

Leviathan Cave is a very pretty, highly-decorated cave in the Worthing Mountains of southeastern Nevada.

Leviathan Cave is very fragile, so please tread softly. Don't remove anything from the cave, and leave the area better than you found it. Help us preserve this beautiful cave for future generations.

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Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada

The entrance to the cave is a large pit in the ground. You can rappel 300 feet over the northeastern lip of the entrance, or you can rappel 30 feet over the southern lip. Even though I had my vertical gear with me, I chose not to use it and instead opted to downclimb the 30-ft rope.

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Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
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Leviathan Cave Nevada
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Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada

Once inside the pit, ropes are not necessary. When I went, we only had time to explore the northern arm of the cave, which was amazing. The cave has many stalagmites, stalagtites, columns, soda straws, cave bacon, cave popcorn, and rimstone pools.

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Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada

There is also an animal skull and several bones that have been covered with a layer of calcite.

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Leviathan Cave Nevada
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Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada

Bat bones can be found in the bottom of the rimstone pools.

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Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
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Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada
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Leviathan Cave Nevada
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Leviathan Cave Nevada
Leviathan Cave Nevada