Karchner Caverns State Park in the Whetstone Mountains

on August 4, 2002

In 1974, two young cave explorers in the Whetstone Mountains felt air coming out of a ground crack and crawled inside. They found a pristine cavern full of extraordinary colors and rock formations, which they explored for four years before telling anyone of their discovery. The state later bought the site, and the resulting Kartchner Caverns State Park is now open to visitors seven days a week.

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