Few People Know About This Hidden Lava Tube Cave You Can Explore In Arizona

Arizona is filled with natural wonders just waiting to be explored. From natural bridges to magical waterfalls, the Grand Canyon State has it all, and exploring the following cave is one of the most unique hikes you’ll ever take – we promise. Check it out:

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Learn more about Arizona’s Lava Tube Cave at this link on the website of the US Forest Service. The cave is open year-round and entrance is free – however, make sure to check the website for current closures while planning your trip, as sometimes inclement weather or other things may cause the Forest Service to close the cave to visitors. The road leading to the cave can be unexpectedly closed due to winter weather or wet conditions, as well, so it’s important to double-check. You’ll find the entrance to the cave at this Google map location.

The hike through Arizona’s lava river cave is definitely bucket list-worthy! For five more bucket list hikes in the Grand Canyon State, take a look at this previous article.

Address: 171b Forest Road, Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001

Address: Forest Rd, Arizona 86001, USA
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Lava Tube Cave in Arizona

March 12, 2021

How many natural wonders are in Arizona?

To put it bluntly, Arizona is a literal paradise for just about anyone who likes anything in nature at all. Most obviously, the Grand Canyon is an insane natural wonder – so much so that it’s in the famous “Seven Natural Wonders of the World” list. That’s the world – not just Arizona. It’s truly incredible, and if you’ve never been, you must go. Arizona is also one of the few places in the entire world that the great saguaro cactus grows; Saguaro National Park, in southern Arizona, is an incredible place to explore them – though you can find them everywhere in the Phoenix Metro, as well. Keep an eye out for special saguaros – crested saguaro cacti are incredibly fascinating, and Arizona is home to over 2,000 of them.

Where is the best hiking in Arizona?

Honestly, that depends on what your own tastes are! For desert rats, hikes on Camelback Mountain and Picacho Peak are to die for. For forest-dwellers, take your pick from any of the incredible forest trails peppered everywhere throughout the copper state – one of our favorites is the incredible Kachina Trail, up on the San Fransisco Peaks near Flagstaff. Interested in more plains-like conditions? Check out the spots near Cordes Junction. Arizona is incredibly diverse in its landscapes and biomes, and we’re more than certain that literally anyone will find something to fall in love with.

What are some things to do outdoors in Arizona?

Take your pick from a list of literally hundreds of things! From incredible hiking to amazing boating, fishing, and horseback riding, Arizona is home to (literally) thousands of outdoor activities and opportunities. From sprawling forest adventures to incredible mountain hikes to exploring the Sonoran Desert, there is no shortage at all of amazing activities for everyone.

Address: Forest Rd, Arizona 86001, USA