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Welcome to the Grotto

The Underground Texas Grotto (UTG) is an Austin-based 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.


April 3rd Meeting Announcements

Whirlpool Trip: April 10th

Whirlpool Trip: April 24th

Texas Speleological Associated Spring Convention: May 17-19th @ Cave Without A Name

National Trails Day Near Whirlpool: June 1st

Cave and Karst Day: June 6th

Check out some of our past presentations:

see you underground

Past Presentations
Meeting Info
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