If spelunking is something you fancy, don’t miss the extraordinary Kartchner Caverns. Discovered by Randy Tufts and Gary Tenen, the caverns are open to the public and offer exquisite formations, including stately totems and cave rafts (small pools with floating calcite held up by the surface tension of the water). One of the cavern’s soda straws is 17-feet long. A visit to Kartchner is a must for anyone interested in peeking at the wonderlands that exist below the desert mountains. Tickets sell fast so make your reservations at least three months in advance. Take 1-10 east to Hwy 90 (exit 302). The park is located nine miles south of I-10.
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7:30am – 6:00pm Closed Christmas Day Tours are held from 8:40am to 4:40pm
Entrance Fees: Entrance per car $10.00 (4 people per car/$1.00 each additional)
Cave Tours: Under 6 years of age – free (ticket required) 7-13 years of age- $6.00* 14 years and older – $14.00* *includes reservation charge of $2.00
For a virtual tour, history of the caverns and more, visit www.explorethecaverns.com
For more information about park hours and fees: www.kartchnercaverns.com