in 1956, while looking for lost sheep on Spring Mountain, George Simms noticed a hole in the ground. The sun was just coming up and illuminated the inside of the hole enough that he could see that it was very deep. He went back down the mountain and got his nephews and they explored the cave for the first time.

What he discovered was a cave like no other. We like to think of the cave as a giant Geode that you can walk through. The walls, ceiling and floor are covered in crystal!

Crystal Ball Cave is operated by the Bates Family as volunteer stewards. 


30 miles of improved county dirt road will bring you to Gandy, Utah.

We are neat Great Basin National Park and are surrounded by the wonders of Utah's West Destert! Check out the Area attractions page for a list of some of the things to do in the area!

If you like caves, we can guarantee that you will love this one. Trust us, its worth the drive. 

And while you are here, visit Bates Family Ranch. Camp in one of our rustic cabins, or bring a tent and camp in a grass lined apple orchard over 100 years old.

​Please feel free to check out the rest of the page to see what we have to offer.


To book your tour call 801-787-6675

About Crystal Ball Cave

Crystal Ball Cave

& Bates Family Ranch

Tours

​Crystal Ball Cave is a natural limestone cave located in Gandy, Utah. The Cave is now under the control of The BLM but managed by Jerald and Marlene Bates through a public private partnership.

Due to this, we are unable to charge a "fee," but donations are greatly appreciated. We would like to point out that we take time out of our busy schedules to take these tours and rely on them to be able to keep tours available to the public.

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Tours of Crystal Ball Cave are available Monday-Saturday by appointment only.

No tours on Sunday


To schedule a tour, call:

801-787-6675

or Email Batesfamilyranch@gmail.com

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