Ocotillo Trail Grand Opening and Guided Hike
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Sunday, April 22, 2018 10 a.m.
We are holding a grand opening event for the new Ocotillo Trail, followed by a guided hike for the public at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the group use ramada.
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.
July 21, 2018, August 25, September 22, October 20, 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.
July 28, August 25, and September 29
Southern Arizona Hiking: Sunset Hike Series
Enjoy beautiful views of the San Pedro River Valley and Whetstone Mountains during this 2.4 mile moderate trail experience.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Join us for a spectacular outdoor insect viewing with a local entomologist! Grab a black light for a nighttime scorpion walk led by park rangers who will show you all the secret places where the creepy-crawlies live.
Kartchner Star Party
Join us at this award winning venue October 13! The International Dark Sky Association has deemed Kartchner Caverns State Park worthy of special designation, be amazed at what you're seeing!