Hike Series of the Ocotillo Trail
Kartchner Caverns State Park
May 25, 2019 10 a.m.
Get a taste of the Whetstone Mountains backcountry on the Ocotillo Trail! Join an experienced park ranger for a 3.2 mile hike over moderate terrain. Make sure to bring plenty of water, good hiking shoes, and to dress appropriately for the weather.
Built in response to visitor requests for additional and more challenging trails at Kartchner Caverns State Park, the new trail is 1.75 miles through the foothills of the Whetstone Mountains. To access the trail, visitors must use the Foothills Loop Trail, bringing the total loop distance to 3.25 miles.
This trail is considered challenging. If you plan to participate in the guided hike, please wear closed-toe shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of water.
Park entry is $7/vehicle, no additional cost for the hike. Leashed dogs welcome. Hike may be cancelled due to weather, please check conditions before coming out.
Hike repeats Apr 27 and May 25, 2019.
Saturdays, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, 2019
Sign Language Saturday Cave Tours
Come out and see the caves! Arizona State Parks and Trails is excited to announce our new Sign Language Saturdays. We will be offering tours joined by a sign language interpreter to help make the experience the most fun and educational for those in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.
June 8, August 10, September 7, October 5, November 9, December 7
Kartchner Caverns Photo Tours!
Have you ever wanted to take photos of the amazing underground world of Kartchner Caverns? Here's your chance! Arizona State Parks and Trails now offers an opportunity to take photos inside the cave every month. Registration for this tour is $125 per person.
October 12-13, 2019
Arizona Family Campout Programweekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Star Party at Kartchner Caverns!
Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Do you have any little ones curious about the cosmos? Then head to Kartchner Caverns, an International Dark Sky Park, for a star party!