The caverns were discovered in 1974, so it is fairly new. But so much has been done to protect the integrity of the caves. Our tour had about 20 people in the group. As we walked along the handicapped accessible path, parts of the caverns would illuminate as we approaced. There are several different types of formations that are described by the guides. The walk was easy and the tour lasts around 1 1/2 hours. On this particular tour, the final stop was in an area with benches that overlooked the entire room. As music began to play, we were treated to a light show as different parts of the caverns came to life with lights highlighting each spectacular formation. At the end, I took in a deep breath and tried to soak in one last look to put this vision into my memory bank. I may find my way back here sometime in the future to experience the other cavern.
Call ahead to make reservations. This is out of the way so it would be disappointing to drive that distance and not be able to get a tour. Their website is www.azstateparks.com. Since picture taking was not allowed in the caverns, you will have to see some of these formations on their website.
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August 15, 2005
From journal A Week in Arizona
July 25, 2000
From journal Off the Beaten Path in the San Pedro Valley