Coronado Cave Ranger-led Hikes

Address
4101 W Montezuma Canyon Road
Hereford, AZ
Coronado National Memorial Visitor Center
520-366 5515, ext. 0
Website
Official Website
Event Start
1:00 PM on Apr 5, 2013
Event End
3:00 PM on Apr 5, 2013

The hikes are free of charge and are a great way to learn more about the rich cultural and natural history of the park. Rangers talk about the geology and biology of the area on the hikes.

Montezuma Peak photo courtesy of the National Park ServiceCoronado cave is a natural limestone cave that displays the geologic, hydrologic, and biologic history of this region. The cave interior extends 600 feet in length, with 20-foot ceilings and several crawlways and short passages. You'll see beautiful formations, such as stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and helictites, each formed by calcite deposits, as you shine your flashlight into the cave.

The hike is 1 mile round trip and includes a 500-foot elevation gain. It is considered a moderate hike, and participants scramble down about 25 feet of rocks to reach the cave floor.

No reservations are needed for the guided hike. Programs are open to both individuals and groups. Participants should bring a flashlight or headlamp and are encouraged to bring water, a snack, sun protection, and a camera. Wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing.

Coronado National Memorial photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Event Start
1:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2013
Event End
3:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2013
Repeats Every
Friday  until  until Apr 26, 2013
Fee
Free
Location
4101 W Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ
Additional Information

Coronado NMem is south of Sierra Vista. From Phoenix or Tucson, take I-10 east and exit south on Hwy. 90 to Sierra Vista. After reaching Sierra Vista, go south on Hwy. 92 about 20 miles to S. Coronado Memorial Drive. From Bisbee, take Hwy 92 west. Follow S. Coronado Memorial Drive 5 miles to the visitor center.

Customizable Directions

Basic Directions

Coronado National Memorial is south of Sierra Vista.

From Phoenix or Tucson, take I-10 east and exit south on Hwy. 90 to Sierra Vista. After reaching Sierra Vista, go south on Hwy. 92 about 20 miles to S. Coronado Memorial Drive.

From Bisbee, take Hwy 92 west. Follow S. Coronado Memorial Drive 5 miles to the visitor center.