Luray Warnings and Dangers
Located in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the big attraction in Luray are the caverns. Here’s what you need to know for your visit.
The temperature in Luray Caverns stays in the low 50 F degree range (10 C) in all seasons, even if it’s a blistering 90 degrees or a chilly 32 degrees outside. Be sure to wear a jacket or sweater and, if you tend to get cold easily, you might want to wear some long pants, even if it is summer. While there isn’t as much water dripping down in these caverns (known as “cave kisses”), you might want to wear a cap too.
Walking the Caverns
The path through Luray Caverns is relatively long. The whole tour takes about an hour with numerous stops but for some visitors it may be tiring. The trail goes moderately up or down at some places and ends with stairs going up. For the most part though, it is stroller-friendly (use a small one). Luray Caverns is not listed as handicapped accessible, but there is a lift for visitors using wheelchairs.
Stay With Your Group
Luray Caverns tour guides will ask you to stay with the group because the lights along the path switch off automatically when the group passes through (this is to preserve caverns). If you end up behind, you’ll be in the dark and it can be hard to catch up.
If, while in the area, you decide to go hiking up to Mary’s Rock (elevation 3,514 feet), be careful when you get to the high points. You get really close to the edge.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Luray.