Hike Series of the Ocotillo Trail
Kartchner Caverns State Park
December 22, 2018 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 Dec 22, 2018; Jan 19, Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 27 and May 25, 2019.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Celebrate the scientific value and the beauty of caves at Kartchner Caverns State Park. The day will include expert talks by cave researchers, games, crafts, activities, science experiments, live animals, and more!
April 20-21, 2019
Earth Day at Kartchner Caverns
Join us in an Earth Day celebration at Kartchner Caverns State Park. We will have live animals, an owl pellet dissection activity, crafts, presentations, and interactive activities of all sorts to showcase and celebrate the beauty of our planet and to foster good stewardship of our natural resources.