Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Special: Free Campsite with Purchase of 2 Adult Cave Tour Tickets at Kartchner Caverns SP!

Enjoy a cave tour and camp one night free! Free campsite must be used on same visit. Valid June 1 - Sept. 30, 2013. May NOT be redeemed online. No other discounts accepted. Must mention promotion at time of booking. To reserve call (520) 586-2283 and ask for the Summer Special Promotion!

July 20: Moonlight Hike
6:30–8:30 pm. Foothills Loop trail. Meet at the Discovery Center. Join us for a unique ranger-led hike on the Foothills Loop during the full moon. Wear suitable clothing and shoes and bring water, a flashlight, and insect spray. Trail is moderately difficult and 2.5 miles long. Please RSVP with your contact info and number of people in your group to: reservations(at) $6 per vehicle entrance fee applies.

On-Site Volunteers Needed
Escape the Phoenix heat! Summer on-site park volunteer opportunities are available. Bring your RV and live at the park while volunteering at an amazing resource! Learn more.

Learn more about Kartchner Caverns on their website, which includes video tours and a history of the discovery of the caverns in 1974 and its evolution to a state park.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Dramatic "car over cliff" video from Tortilla Flats drive.

If you've ever taken your RV over the nasty curves of Arizona State Route 88 out of Apache Junction, and on through Tortilla Flats, you'll know it's not a highway for the faint-of-heart. Last November a young local fellow took his shiny BMW, equipped it with a video cam, and tried his hand at a little road racing.

The video, released last week, relates a heart-pounding, head-banging experience of running your car off the road and over a cliff. Nobody seriously hurt -- other than the insurance company. Nah, don't show it to your teenage drivers as a precautionary tale, they'll just want to know where they can try it!