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Coronado Cave

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9376
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Did the climb but unable to get into cave

The hike to the cave is about half a mile and rises 600 feet in elevation. A bit strenuous for... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Lizlizzie
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Great First Cave to Explore

I love caving, so here's the good, the bad, the crazy, and the beautiful. The Good: After the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Robert B
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Also called Montezuma's Treasure Vault and Geronimo's Cave, this subterranean system extends approximately 600 feet in length and is believed to have been used by the Apaches as a hide-out from the U.S. Army in the late 1800's.
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  • Average14%
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4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9376
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

The hike to the cave is about half a mile and rises 600 feet in elevation. A bit strenuous for those who are not used to hiking uphill or used to higher altitudes. There is a nice sign with a map at the entrance. Unfortunately,...More

1  Thank Lizlizzie
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I love caving, so here's the good, the bad, the crazy, and the beautiful. The Good: After the moderate scramble down the mouth of the cave, it opens nicely with a mostly dust and small rock floor. Walking is easy and the ceiling is high....More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 16 March 2016

My back issues prevented me from scrambling down the rocks to get in. Others in party enjoyed it. Rangers lead walks on Saturdays in season-check the website. Hike is not difficult, but strenuous, especially if you aren't acclimated to altitude. Bring water, hat and sun...More

Thank Ginny A
Reviewed 10 December 2015

After a relatively short uphill hike, you are greeted with the cave entrance - a jumble of rocks you have to climb down into the cave. This gives you the feel of a real adventure. We had an underpowered flashlight which made the cave seem...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This cave is a short hike into the Huachuca Mountains. One must slide down some tall rocks to enter the cave. Once in the cave and away from the opening, it is totally pitch black in there. We used flashlights and a palm beacon to...More

1  Thank J G
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Not an easy hike to the entrance. Nor was the descent to the first room. My 10 year old son made it though. Greeted by a couple of bats which was a cool experience. Walking around the cave and seeing the formation was out of...More

Thank edhong1977
Reviewed 7 September 2015

There are several items of interest that make up "Coronado Park", but this by far is the coolest. It is a natural cave, and is very much wild. Before you depart, I strongly recommend you bring the following things: a lightsource (a headlamp would be...More

Thank Bavarian_Ruffian
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Situated in the Coronado National Monument on the southern border of Arizona, this is a nice short cave to explore. It is safe for families with even small children and you cannot get lost. just be sure to take 2 flashlights per person to be...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

The trail leading to this cave is totally uphill but they've made stone steps on the steepest parts. The cave itself is a natural cave and you have to climb down some boulders to get inside. Definitely for the fit. Bring flashlights and plenty of...More

Thank BlackBeltOjibwa
Reviewed 23 February 2015

This was a short, ½ mile one-way hike to the mouth of the Coronado Cave. The trail is listed in various places as being 0.5 -miles, 0.75- miles and one-mile. Trail access is from the west end of the parking lot at the visitor center...More

1  Thank Davis K
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