Mt. St. Helens National Monument & Ape Cave Tour

What to expect
  • Walk the Mt. St. Helens area during a guided tour
  • Enhance your understanding of the 1980 eruption
  • Learn environmental resilience from a naturalist guide
  • Explore a lava tube and spot local flora and fauna
Tired of unsubstantiated rumblings? Get the explosive truth about Mt. St. Helens during this powerful nature tour.

Traipse alongside an actual naturalist as you explore and discover the aftermath of the volcano's huge 1980 eruption. Observe how the local ecosystem has altered and is regrowing anew. Take a peek inside the Ape Cave lava tube and walk the smoldering crater. Spot colorful wildflowers dotting an otherwise barren landscape. Watch for herds of elk and other animals making a go of it in this changed land. Visit the Johnston Ridge Observatory and Visitor Center. Enjoy a scrumptious picnic.

Your guide will bring it all to life with fun facts and anecdotes designed to give you a staggering appreciation for the resilience of Mother Nature and her hot little secrets.

Note: Must be at least 10 years of age to experience this tour. Pick-up and Drop-off at Downtown Portland Hotel or the Cruise Terminal. Please note in the special requests section if you are staying at one of these locations.
Key Highlights
Price $225.00 per guest
Duration / Session 10.5 hours
# Sessions 1
Any change or cancellation must be made more than 7 days prior to tour date and will incur a refund less a $50 fee per tour. Any change made within 6 days of scheduled tour date will incur a $50 fee per tour and no refund will be available.

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