Is the crystal cave in Mexico open to the public? The crystal caves at the Naica mines are not open to the public.
Why is the crystal cave closed to the public? The closure is due to the damage from the lightning-caused KNP Complex Fire in September of 2021. The road to Crystal Cave suffered damage from many fallen trees and rockslides, and the trail to the cave experienced multiple rockslides and damage to safety railings.
How long can you stay in the Cave of Crystals? Without proper protection, people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time. The cave was discovered in April 2000 by brothers Juan and Pedro Sanchez while drilling in the mine.
Can you visit the cave of Swords? Unfortunately, the caves, including the shallowest Cave of Swords, are completely closed to visitors due to the risk to both crystals and tourists.