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Duck Creek Ice Cave
Duck Creek Ice Cave Overview
Located in the Cedar Mountains in Utah’s Dixie National Forest you will find the Duck Creek Ice Cave.
The Duck Creek Ice Cave is a small one-room limestone cave and portions of the cave floor have ice almost year round. We were there in July and the floor did not have ice but it was a VERY COLD chamber so take a light jacket if you want to spend more than a few minutes there. Our overall time to hike up to the cave, poke around, and return to the car was about half an hour.
IMO this cave is a must to see if you are in the area but not something I would visit Duck Creek specifically for. It is not as large as some caves in the area but the temperature drop is a fascinating experience.
There are no amenities at the Duck Creek Ice Cave, e.g, restroom, trash cans, picnic tables.
There is not a fee to enter the Duck Creek Ice Cave area.
Fencing at the parking lot with a niche for the entrance to start up the trail to the ice cave.
Once you park, the cave is located about 100 yards up the trail.
After you “hike” the trail from the parking lot to the cave you will see this information sign explaining how the cave is able to have ice almost year round.
Duck Creek Ice Cave Location
Ice Cave is located off of SR 14, near Duck Creek Village past the Duck Creek Visitors Center on E HWY 14 Duck Creek Village UT, Duck Creek Village, UT 84762.
Once you turn onto the road towards the Ice Cave, you will find that the road is well marked so the parking area is easy to find.
The road is not paved and can be a bit bumpy on the way to the ice cave. IMO a 4×4 or a high clearance vehicle is not needed, just go slow and navigate the road well to avoid the larger rocks and bumps in the road.
What to Take to the Duck Creek Ice Cave
This is an easy area to hike but I would not recommend flip flops as going into the cave requires a sturdier shoe with a good sole.
Even though the cave is well lit, you may consider taking a flashlight or a headlamp to explore areas of the cave that are not well lit.
As I stated earlier, the ice cave is COLD so if you want to spend more than a few minutes down in the cave, I would take something to keep you warm.
While the area does not have a picnic table, the scenery makes it a great place for a picnic so bring lunch and a blanket to enjoy a snack or a meal here.
Duck Creek Ice Cave Photos