This Ancient Trail In Arizona Leads Straight To An Abandoned Lava Cave

Many people – even native Arizonans – are surprised to hear that our state was once rife with angry volcanoes, but even fewer folks know there’s a hiking trail that leads straight to several caves formed by ancient lava flows from past eruptions. This is one adventure you’ll definitely want to take the family out for this summer.

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To access the Old Caves Crater Trail, head north on I-89 until coming upon Silver Saddle Road. Turn right, and then look for the trailhead on your left just a couple yards down the street.

Have you ever been to the Old Caves Crater Trail? Are there any other volcano trails in Arizona that deserve a spot on everyone’s outdoor adventure bucket list? Let us know your favorites, and check out our previous article to learn about one of ours: The Incredible Arizona Hiking Trail That Takes You Past Ancient Lava Flow.