Caving / Spelunking

Cave & Cavern Locations in Arizona




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Cave or Cavern:

Bat Cave Mine
Colossal Cave
Coronado Cave
Grand Canyon Caverns
Kartchner Caverns
Lava River Cave
Peppersauce Cave
Ventana Cave
Location:

Western Grand Canyon at River Mile 266
Vail, Arizona
Southern Arizona near the Mexican border
Seligman, AZ
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Northern Coconino National Forest
Santa Catalina Moutains
Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation

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Caving, also known as spelunking, is the extreme sport of exploring caves. The world has a vast number of caves and not even half of them have been explored. Caving is a physical sport which may involve the following: climbing, walking, crawling, hiking, and swimming. Exploring unconquered caves is much more thrilling than exploring a cave where thousands of people have been. Many explorations take months of planning but spur of the moment trips are also possible if you have the necessary gear, knowledge of the cave and caving itself.

Caving can be very dangerous so adequate planning is required. Rescue attempts are difficult due to the terrain so be prepared in case of an emergency. Never go into a cave alone and without telling someone first. Preparation is extremely important when it comes to caving. That doesn't just apply to having the correct gear, it also applies to your experience and knowledge of caves. Caving can be extremely dangerous and it's not recommended you visit any cave without a guide, extensive research on the cave, mapping out your cave route beforehand and having the proper equipment. We are not responsible for your caving experience. We simply provide basic information about caves that is available throughout the internet.

Caves are natural wonders and should not be mistreated. DO NOT damage the natural creations caves have to offer. Unfortunately there are some who will ruin nature's beautiful creations for future generations. Many caves have been closed to the public to preserve them due to disturbances to the cave and wildlife. This ruins the experience for future explorers so please be respectful of nature. Remember you may be entering into an animal's home (bats, snakes, spiders, etc) and just like any home you visit all respect should be given. As always, do not leave any trash in the area of the cave; take more trash than you bring.



Kartchner Caverns State Park, Arizona




Bat Cave Mine


Website:
Not Found


Location:
• Western Grand Canyon at River Mile 266
• 800 feet above Lake Mead


GPS Coordinates:
36°2'55.8"N 113°48'9"W
Colossal Cave


Website:
http://www.colossalcave.com/


Address:
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
16721 E. Old Spanish Trail
Vail, Arizona 85641


Contact:
Phone: (520) 647-7275
Coronado Cave


Website:
Not Found


Location:
Southern Arizona near the Mexican border


GPS Coordinates:
31°21'4"N 110°15'38"W


Area:
• 600 feet long
• 70 feet wide
• 20 feet tall
• Several passages and crawl ways
Grand Canyon Caverns


Website:
http://www.gccaverns.com/


Location:
Off Highway 66, 24 miles west of Seligman, AZ


Contact:
Phone: (928) 422-4565


Kartchner Caverns State Park


Website:
azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/index.html


Location:
The park is located nine miles south of I-10, off State Highway 90, Exit 302


Contact:
Phone: (520) 586-22836
Lava River Cave


Website:
Not Found


Location:
• Northern Coconino National Forest
• 14 miles west of Flagstaff, AZ


Area:
• Approximately 0.75 mile long
• Height ranges from 30 feet to 2 feet


Access:
• Open year round
• Accessible to the general public
Peppersauce Cave


Website:
Not Found


Classification:
Limestone Cave


Location:
• Santa Catalina Moutains
• 10 miles south of Oracle, Arizona


GPS Coordinates:
32°31'28"N 110°42'26"W


Area:
1 mile of mapped passages


Access:
• Open to the public
• No guided tour
Ventana Cave


Website:
Not Found


Location:
• Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation
• Pima County, Arizona


GPS Coordinates:
32°21'N 112°14'W


Governing Body:
Private


Colossal Cave Mountain Park - The Caverns



Kartchner Caverns State Park, Arizona


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