Welcome to the Salt Lake Grotto.

The Salt Lake Grotto, established in 1952 (September 30th), is a local chapter of the National Speleological Society. It is the largest grotto in the state, and the oldest. Our mission is to promote cave conservation, safety, education, and fellowship among cavers. We are based in the Salt Lake valley, but cave everywhere there are caves, and have members all around the state and beyond.



Each grotto in the state has a particular character. The Salt Lake Grotto is more of a vertical grotto, meaning we tend to enjoy a lot of rope work and vertical caving. For that reason, we spend more a lot of time training on Single Rope Techniques, Small Party Assisted Rescue techniques, and we promote and practice cave rescue techniques.



The Salt Lake Grotto typically meets on the first Wednesday of the month, but not in any one specific location. We enjoy using our time together for fun and educational purposes, so we often meet outside when we can, at places in the canyons or parks. Other times we’ll meet in a library or a person’s house. We don’t expect our members to try to attend every meeting, but our events are typically fun enough, that they are worth attending frequently.



Caver Photographing Flowstone