Hike Series of the Ocotillo Trail
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Saturday, November 24, 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.
November 24, December 22
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.
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!