Located 16 miles north of Shoshone on US Hwy. 93. This natural
wonder is actually a lava tube that is 1,000 ft. long and varies
between 8 and 30 ft. in height. Take a tour and explore the trails,
but be sure to dress warmly, even during the summer months.
Their constant 50° temperatures do make a pleasant contrast
to the often scorching summer heatthe "ice" in the
name is caused by air currents flowing through the tubes, which
causes subterranean water to freeze.
These caves are one of the natural wonders of the world. Trained
guides explain the geologic, volcanic, and historical background
in these large lava ice caves. A museum contains Indian artifacts,
gems, and minerals of local and world interest.
The only town along this stretch of road, Shoshone is a ranching
and railroad center that marks the junction of Hwy-75 with US-93.
Some of its buildings have been constructed from local volcanic
rock, and though its a fairly timeworn place, Shoshone looks
great at sunset, when its steel water tower glows and places like
the neon-signed Manhattan Cafe along the railroad tracks look especially