Brochure and Map
Brochure and Map of Kartchner Caverns State Park (SP) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.
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Nearby Parks Cave Tours Park Rules If you’re having a great time here, don’t forget to visit one of the three nearby state parks! Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park (29 miles) Located in “the town too tough to die,” this preserved court building houses a collection of historic artifacts and memorabilia from the legendary American Old West. (520) 457-3311 Patagonia Lake State Park (53 miles) Tucked away in the rolling hills of southeastern Arizona is a hidden treasure. This is an ideal place to find whitetail deer roaming the hills and great blue herons walking the shoreline. The park offers a campground, beach, picnic area with ramadas, tables and grills, a creek trail, boat ramps, and a marina. (520) 287-6965 Tubac Presidio State Historic Park (77 miles) Arizona’s first state park, this historic site rests on the Anza Trail and commemorates the oldest Spanish presidio in Arizona with a museum, schoolhouse, colonial ruins, and picnic grounds. (520) 398-2252 The cave has an average temperature of 70° Fahrenheit and 99 percent humidity yearround. Most areas are dimly lit and some passages may be narrow or have enclosed areas. This may be difficult for people with mobility, respiratory, or claustrophobia issues. Rotunda/Throne Room Tour: 0.5-mile tour lasting 1.5 hours (50 minutes underground). See the original trail and the large, five-story formation named “Kubla Khan!” Big Room Tour: 0.5-mile tour lasting 1.75 hours (75 minutes underground). Available from mid-October to mid-April. Minimum age for this tour is 7 years old. Saturday Helmet and Headlamp Tour: 0.5-mile tour lasting 1.25 hours (60 minutes underground). Visitors tour the cave in the dark using only the light from their headlamps. Currently only on Saturdays. Minimum age for this tour is 10 years old. Tours take place in the Big Room from October to April, and the Rotunda/Throne Room from April to October. General Rules • Do not litter! “Leave no trace” and pack out what you bring in, or use the trash receptacles provided in the park. • Drive your vehicle only on designated paved surfaces. Park only in designated parking areas. Do not park on the side of the road. • Stay on designated trails. Cutting trails degrades habitat and harms the landscape. • Do not use glass containers in the park. • All of our parks adhere to firearm and hunting regulations. Please familiarize yourself with this information. Fires • Keep fires in grills or designated state parks fire rings. Never leave fires unattended! • Do not gather firewood in the parks. Firewood is for sale in most park stores. • Fireworks are not permitted in state parks. • Be “fire smart” and check fire restrictions at azstateparks.com/fire-safety. Camping • Campsites are limited to up to six adults and up to 10 people total. • There are designated dump facilities at the park for your convenience. Pets • Keep your pets on a maximum six-foot leash at all times. Pets must be attended at all times. • Pick up after your pet. • For additional information related to pets, visit our website or ask park staff. Additional Rules • Kartchner Caverns is an Arizona treasure and our highest priority is maintaining its pristine beauty. Our dedicated staff will inform you of proper conduct and best practices to help us preserve this natural wonder. The rules of this park are not limited to the rules listed above. Additional park rules may be found at azstateparks.com. Established 1957 Kartchner Caverns State Park KARTCHNER CAVERNS ® 09/20 Welcome to Kartchner Caverns State Park! We invite you to explore our world-famous cave as well as the above-ground park with its 62 campsites. On site, you will find ADA-accessible restrooms, camping cabins, and camping for RVs. Keep in mind that evenings in the desert can be cool! The Discovery Center has a gift shop, restrooms, and the Bat Cave Cafe with covered picnic tables. Additional shaded ramadas and picnic tables are available around the perimeter of the parking area. A covered group picnic area is located to the west of the Discovery Center. The group day-use area is available for reservation. Enjoy the Hummingbird Garden Walk located on the southwest side of the Discovery Center. Walk among the seasonal blooms and listen to the gentle music from our little feathered visitors. Thank you for visiting! 2980 Arizona 90, Benson, AZ 85602 (520) 586-4100 | 1-877-MYPARKS azstateparks.com/kartchner AZStateParks Like/Follow/Watch us on: 1-877-MYPARKS | azstateparks.com Cabins Four camping cabins are available for reservation. Each cabin has a covered porch, a full-sized bed, two sets of bunk beds, a table with chairs, electricity, lights, heating and air conditioning, and a locking door. Campers must supply their own linens or sleeping bags. Cabins sleep up to six people. Reserve a camping cabin and start your park adventure at azstateparks.com/cabins. Hiking Trails Guindani Trail (#398): 4.2 miles, located on the east flank of the Whetstone Mountains in the Coronado National Forest. Starts as an easy walk, escalates to a moderately difficult incline, then finishes strenuously. Foothills Loop Trail: Approximately 2.9 miles, rated moderate to difficult. The trail climbs the limestone hill north of the cave and descends into the wash that follows the fault between the Whetstone Block and the San Pedro Block. Informational signs are located on the trail. Ocotillo Trail: 1.8-mile trail breaking off from the Foothills Loop Trail. Moderately difficult hike. To Benson 9mi 14km 4800 OC State ¯ ! Amphitheater Trail Code ´ ! Bat Cave Cafe ? ! Contact Station » ! Dump Station FL GU GF MV OC f ! Gift Shop i ! Parking Uses* DH BDEH DH DH DH \ ! Guindani Trail #398 ! ! Gu ind an i Ca ny Sad d le #386 GU ! 0 Wash GU C any on 0 Gate " Guindani Trailhead _! ! i Campground O ! d R Tram 17 16 12 11 Visitor Cave Entrance ! ! ! 13 FL 19 15 14 18 _! ! p 9 10 8 6 ! 3 ! 20 22 21 23 24 45 25 28 29 7 26 27 5 30 32 49 50 35 37 40 42 53 43 62 60 58 56 36 38 39 41 31 33 4 3 34 44 46 47 48 2 1 4 ! ( _! ! p 3 ! ( 2 ! ( 61 ! (1 ! 3 3 ! GU Upper Volunteer Village ! 0.1 Kilometers 0.2 0.2 Miles Contour Interval 40 Feet Created by: ASPT GIS Team Date: 4/11/2019 " 9 ! ! Discovery Center !! @! ! ´f _ p! ! _ i ! 3 ! ! » ! Park Entrance 3" ! 3 ! ? ! Lower Volunteer Village Do Not Enter Emergencies Only ! 0.1 Campground ! 0 0.05 p! ! _ ! 0 ! Do Not Enter Emergencies Only ! 3 ! ¯ ! Group Area ! - 59 57 55 ! » Guindani Trailhead " 54 O ! ! ! _ i ! : ! 51 52 Park Boundary Natural Cave Area FL GF " ! Forest Boundary 0.2 0.4 Miles Kilometers 0.4 ! ! 0.2 ! Mid d le 0.1 O ! ! Trail ! Bedrock Mortar ! Trailhead " GF F O R E S T Junction ! 5200 5600 Cabin 00 ! 00 50 ! ! ( 00 54 ! Viewpoint N A T I O N A L ! \ ! 5600 ! p ! Shower FL FL Forest Restroom 540 0 4800 National _ ! C O R O N A D O Coronado Ranger Station 00 46 ! on ! @ ! OC 0 480 FL ! Ramada FL ! OC ! 3 ! \ ! * B=Mountain Bike D=Dog E=Equestrian H=Hike on wo od MV ! Point of Interest Foothills Loop Guindani #398 Guindani Connector Mountain Viewpoint Ocotillo t Co t O ! Length One Way mi km 2.9 4.7 4.2 6.8 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4 1.8 2.8 Trail Name Tr u s t To Sierra Vista 19mi 31km !