Toquima Cave

Toquima Cave, earlier known as Potts Cave, is located at an elevation of over 8000 feet in a basalt outcrop. The ancient Newe, or Western Shoshone people, used this cave as a dwelling - likely temporarily - between 1,500 and 3,000 years ago. Over 300 petroglyphs in red, yellow, white, and black have been identified on its walls. Though their meaning has unfortunately been lost to time, it is believed that they held spiritual significance to the Newe.

Toquima Cave is believed to hold the largest and best preserved collection of pictographs in the Great Basin, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. In recent years, steel grating has been installed to simultaneously allow for viewing as well as for protection.