It is home to a limestone cavern system about 1 hour drive from Tuscon.
There are many cacti in the park.
Hiking trails include:
- Hummingbird Garden Walk
- Foothills Loop Trail
- Ocotillo Trail
- Guindani Trail
There is abundant wildlife like:
- road runner
- gila monsters
- mountain lions
Here is a park map of trails:
The best part is the caves.
There are limestone caverns like these:
The caverns have:
- soda straw stalactites 21 feet long
- brushite moonmilk
- shields, totems
- helictites, and rimstone dams
- formations growing for thousands of years
stalagmite above picture grows up from ground
stalactite grows downward from top of cave
It costs $23 to tour the Rotunda-Throne Room or Big Room and takes 30-60min to complete.
The also have a helmet and headlamp tour that takes 1.25 hours.
You can take pictures only on the photo tour, which takes 2 hours.
The park has 62 campsites for tents, RVs, and some cabins. There is a KOA a mile away.
More info about the park or to reserve a campsite: https://azstateparks.com/kartchner
How to get there:
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