The Lantern-Lit Cave Tour In Arizona Is A Unique Way To Experience Kartchner Caverns

How would you like to go on a spelunking expedition similar to those of original cave explorers? Kartchner Caverns offers a lantern-lit tour where the underground passageways are illuminated only by the light from your hardhat. This unique, family-friendly adventure just might be one of the best hidden gems in Arizona.

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Please note: the Helmet & Headlamp Tour has been put on pause due to COVID-19. Visit the Kartchner Caverns website or Facebook page to be the first to know when it comes back. The Big Room Tour is still available, as are the Discovery Center and aboveground attractions. Discovery Center hours are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. from May 19 through December 6, and 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. the remainder of the year.

Have you ever taken the Helmet & Headlamp Tour at Kartchner Caverns? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience! Let us know how it went, and check out our previous article for an epic road trip to the best caves and waterfalls in Arizona.

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