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Rock River Canyon Wilderness Area and the Eben Ice Caves

Rock River Canyon Wilderness Area and the Eben Ice Caves

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Probably the most note worth find in the area are the Eben Ice Caves. These caves are formed by the freezing of groundwater as it trickles over a cliff face. As you can see from the photos the ice becomes quite thick.

To get to the ice caves you just turn north across from the Superior Central School and follow the road north. There are signs directing you to the parking lot for the ice caves. On the weekends the owners of the parking lot offer a concession stand that pays for maintenance and the portable outhouses.

You start at the parking lot and walk across a farm field then follow the trail down into the canyon. I suggest that you where cleats or use a walking staff as the trail can be steep and slick in places.

When leaving the cave I would suggest using the rope to climb to the top and take the high trail out. This will save you a long climb out of the canyon.


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