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Kartchner Caverns State Park Hosts Summer Moonlight Hikes Through September


Kartchner Caverns State Park (near Benson, Ariz.) is much more than a stunning cave with the world's most diverse minerals and formations. Rangers will offer a unique hike on the Foothills Loop Trail during the full moon on select Saturdays through September 2016 (dates below).

Visitors should meet at 6 p.m. at the front of the Discovery Center and wear suitable clothing and shoes, bring water and a flashlight. Visitors may bring a camera and/or binoculars, but it is not necessary. The cost is the $6 per vehicle park entrance fee. Email to make the required reservation. Be sure to include contact information and number of people in the group.

WHAT: Moonlight Hike on the Foothills Loop Trail (Moderate Hike 2.5 miles long)

WHERE: Kartchner Caverns State Park - Located southeast of Tucson on Highway 90, nine miles south of Interstate 10 near Benson.

WHEN: Saturdays: July 9; July 23; Aug. 6; Aug. 27; Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners."

For information about all 30 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit


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