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Best trails in Kartchner Caverns State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Kartchner Caverns State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Kartchner Caverns State Park is known for its impressive limestone caverns featuring over 2.4 miles of passages. The caverns were discovered in 1974 and are continuing to grow in size. The park features a Discovery Center as well as campgrounds, hiking trails and a garden.

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Map of trails in Kartchner Caverns State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(520) 586-2283
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Guindani Loop Trail
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
#2 - Ocotillo Loop Trail
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
The Ocotillo Loop Trail was opened as an alternate segment for the Foothills Loop Trail. Ocotillo is longer than Foothills but has less elevation gain and the elevation gain is more gradual. It doesn't offer as many wide, sweeping vistas but the north side of the loop goes through several large stands of ocotillo. They are particularly beautiful in mid- to late-April, when they bloom. Show more