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Address: 4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615-9376
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Also called Montezuma's Treasure Vault and Geronimo's Cave, this...

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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Great First Cave to Explore

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
Robert B
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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, no one warned me that it was a rock climb down into the entrance. I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

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. The stalagtite & stalagmites are at the end of the cave, and take about 15... More 

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Thank Robert B
Hereford, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 screen. Park is not close to any food, so pack a picnic lunch or snacks.

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Thank Ginny A
Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 spooky. On the way out, we were greeted with a couple of loud kids coming... More 

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Thank Tom K
Hereford, Arizona
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 light our way. There are lots of interesting formations in this cave, no admission charge,... More 

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Leesville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 this world. .. just wish there was more to explore. Son completed the junior cave... More 

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Thank edhong1977
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 best, I know they may look "geeky", but if you are really interested in seeing... More 

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Thank Bavarian_Ruffian
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 safe. Have fun!

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Thank Bruce B
Phoenix, Arizona
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87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 water. On our way back we met a guy who told us there were 3... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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446 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 or from the East Montezuma Canyon road. It's not long but it is a steep... More 

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