Travel Adventure Diaries: Natural Bridge Caverns
My father and I have given ourselves a new goal: visit all the caverns in Texas (Dad, if you’re reading this, I’ve done some research and there are apparently eight caverns in the state).
So far, we’ve visited the Innerspace Caverns, Longhorn Caverns, and the Caverns of Sonora. Once upon a time, my family even visited Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico while on a road trip that led us to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.
And now, we’ve made it halfway to our goal with the latest trip to Natural Bridge Caverns just outside of San Antonio.
It was a GREAT trip. Not too long a drive for me and I was super excited to find out that the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch was at the same location (thinking back, not a huge shocker, but I really wasn’t expecting it). The also have a cool zip line/ropes course on the vicinity, so you can definitely pack your day with multiple activities if you plan ahead correctly.
The caverns themselves were just gorgeous. I am always just astounded by the natural beauty in this world and I was left in awe as passed through each room.
There were three rooms that we walked through – and while some of the pathways were narrow with rock walls jutting out just enough to make you duck (and I’m not even tall), it was a breeze getting through.
I will forewarn you – the humidity level in the cave is consistently at 99%. So be prepared for that if you decide to visit. Some of the pathways are also slightly steep, which hurt my knees a little, but it’s nothing that will stop you from having the time of your life.
Remember, it’s illegal to take anything from the caves in Texas! Our tour guide reminded the group about this, saying that if you drank with any of the soda straws, they would have “an aftertaste of third degree felony” (cue the big chuckles from my dad and I).
My favorite part, though, was getting some father/daughter time in. I can’t wait for our next adventure!