Photo courtesy of Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail.

For the first time ever, Christmas is coming to Top of the Rock’s Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail!

This article is presented in partnership with Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail.

Starting December 1st experience Lost Canyon Christmas – a magical 2.5-mile journey throughout an Ozarks’ winter wonderland while sipping on hot beverages surrounded by over a million twinkling lights. Reconnect with the beauty of nature and Ozarks’ past by exploring natural wonders, animal inhabitants, majestic vistas, and mysterious caves. Learn from Chief Seattle and follow along on a guided adventure that celebrates the great outdoors and the sanctity of life.  

Chief Seattle gave a speech at Lincoln’s Address in 1854 regarding nature, conservation, and the sacredness of mother earth. In Chief Seattle’s intro, he states “Every part of the earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memories of the red man. The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadows, the body heat of the pony, and man – all belong to the same family.” 

This letter is an inspiration for Lost Canyon Christmas. The cave trail highlights themes from Chief Seattle’s words that honor and respect nature and teaches its importance such as water, rivers, air, beasts, ground, and connection. Be inspired by the wonder and the natural world around you through over 12 larger-than-life holiday scenes. Create memories that last a lifetime while feeling connected to your loved ones and the beauty of the Ozarks around you!

Experience the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail in a whole new never-before way that will become a new family holiday tradition right here in the Ozarks! Join us for Lost Canyon Christmas this holiday season from December 1st through January!