Bracken Bat Flight
Just a few miles from Natural Bridge Caverns is another amazing natural wonder: The Bracken Bat Flight, and for a limited time we are offering the opportunity to witness the evening emergence of the world’s largest bat colony. Be there as millions of free-tailed bats spiral out of Bracken Cave and take to the skies on their nightly hunt for insects, in a truly awe-inspiring reminder of how amazing nature can be.
First, though, you’ll have a very different, but equally spectacular experience at Natural Bridge Caverns. Choose a package that includes our Discovery Tour, featuring our largest and most breathtaking formations. Or if you’d like to take to the skies yourself (nowhere near the bats, of course!), you can tackle the fun of the Canopy Challenge. So whether you’re on the ground, below it, or above it, there’s always something to discover.
These packages are only available on the following dates, and since the bat emergence times can fluctuate, we will only open sales 10 days prior to each date. Availability will be limited, so check back often!
Before purchasing, please view the "What You Need to Know" section below.
All guests will first experience the Natural Bridge Caverns Discovery Tour and/or the Canopy Challenge Adventure Course depending on what package you choose. After you experience Natural Bridge Caverns’ attractions, an orientation will be held for the Bracken Bat Flight. Then all guests will drive their own vehicles to Bracken Cave, located a few miles away.
The Bracken Bat Flight is an outdoor, natural experience. Please read the information below before purchasing tickets.
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Brought to you in partnership by Natural Bridge Caverns and Bat Conservation International.