Nutty Putty Cave

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Elberta, Utah (Utah County)
Last Updated: 09/26/2022

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Out in the West Desert of Utah lies a cave. Known by most locals, and now even across the country, this hydrothermal cave has become infamous. In 2009, a gentleman by the name of John Edward Jones went in to explore the cave with his family, never to climb back out. Now a gravesite, Nutty Putty Cave has been closed for good, and there has even been a movie created about the whole unfortunate incident, The Last Descent. Still, people often come to check it out. The trail around it provides light entertainment while the viewpoint just north of the cave allows for nearly 360-degree views of the surrounding desert. If you have come to the area for just a day, or to spend a weekend away from the city, this is a must-visit area.
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