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Kartchner Caverns Helmet & Headlamp Tour

Length: ½ mile. Time: 1¼ hours. Experience the cave as the discoverers did in 1974 using only the light provided by the headlamp on your helmet. The Kartchner Caverns story is about amazing discoveries past, present, and future. Tours are available year-round. From Oct. – April tour takes place in Big Room the remainder of the year the tour takes place in the Rotunda/Throne Room. Tour is currently offered only on Saturdays, tours are not held on third Saturday of the month. Tour is half-a-mile long and takes an hour and 15 minutes to complete, one hour of which is underground. Note: This tour is not available for children under 10 years of age.

Kartchner Caverns Rotunda/Throne Tour

Length: ½ mile. Time: 1½ hours. This tour is a half of a mile in length and takes approximately an hour and a half to complete, 50 minutes of which is underground. Discover the role that water plays in creating the caverns. You will see the discoverers' original trail, 45,000-year-old bat guano, delicate formations, and “Kubla Khan,” the largest column formation in Arizona.