Benson, Arizona: Kartchner Caverns

Guided tour of "living" cave system, protected by a series of airlock doors to keep in humidity and keep out dust.

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Highway 90, Benson, AZ
Kartchner Caverns State Park. Nine miles south of I-10, off State Hwy 90, exit 302. Near Huachuca City.
Make tour reservations. Same day sometimes available. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Kartchner Caverns

It's a naturally humid cave. Visitors are slightly dampened by mist before entry to reduce the amount of human dander inside.

[Andrea Rymill, 05/08/2017]
Kartchner Caverns

Both tours are completely wheelchair accessible for a power chair. The paths can be steep to push a chair, but it can be done.

[Vanessa, 04/01/2011]
Kartchner Caverns

The "living cave" part of Kartchner Caverns is closed during bat mating season. Fancy doors and cleaning precaution are to avoid contamination of the cave. No touching allowed. Nice and cool in summer.

[Ms Powers, 08/26/2010]

The cave stays at a humid 70 degrees F.

Kartchner Caverns

A very rare cave system in the southwestern United States - it's WET. Most caves are dry - dead caves - this cave is still growing.

[Sharon, 02/21/2006]

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