Welcome to the Grotto
The Underground Texas Grotto (UTG) is an Austin-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that explores caves in Central Texas and beyond, keeping alive traditions from 1951. We are the oldest caving organization in Texas and have served as the nexus for cave exploration all over Texas and Mexico for more than fifty years. Members range from total beginners to international expedition cavers. Any central Texan interested in caves is welcome. Learn about our meetings below.
We meet twice monthly on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. The first meeting of the month is a formal meeting, held in-person at a rotation of venues. Details are available on our email list, calendar, and Facebook page. Formal meetings feature presentations by guest speakers, trip reports of recent caving, announcements about upcoming trips and practices, and a chance to mingle afterward. Informal meetings are all about getting to know the grotto. We meet at The Posse bar and restaurant, honoring a long-time grotto tradition, to discuss all things cave related.
You can check out our past presentations below.
Everyone is welcome to join the UTG. Start by filling out
this form and then attend your first meeting and beginner trip. Recommended dues are $2 for first-year cavers and $10 for all others. Dues are paid directly to the Treasurer.