Ignateva Cave can be freely visited although it is best to travel via the small village of Serpiyevke, which is off the main road past Sim, Chelyabinsk Oblast heading eastwards, about 15 km. The track to the cave is very rough and has not been improved for years. The cave mouth is about 18m above the small river backwater and reached by a metal ladder. On entering the cave visitors must stoop low as the ceiling lowers quickly to about 1m in height, and then it increases again to 2m or more. Part of the inner cave can only be reached by crawling through a very narrow space about 0.5m in height but this provides views of some of the better red ochre markings. The local guide from Serpiyevke noted that the cave was not lived in (there were no fire markings), but hypothesized that it was a sacred site mainly used for religious ceremonies and adulthood rites from the markings.