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Grand Canyon Caverns, the Largest Dry Cavern in the U.S.A.

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The Largest Dry Cavern in the U.S.

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Convenient Grand Canyon RV Camping near Peach Springs, AZ

Nestled along historic Route 66 near Peach Springs, Arizona, lies an off-the-beaten-path gem that boasts an underground trifecta: a cavern suite, grotto restaurant, and tour company. Grand Canyon Caverns remains one of the most unique tourist destinations in North America. It’s not only home to the largest dry cavern in the U.S., but this classic roadside attraction features a spacious dining room…that happens to be 21 stories below the earth’s surface. This multi-purpose crowd-pleaser sits on 800 acres of semi-arid backcountry, where travelers will discover a bevy of antique cars, an oversized T-Rex, a gas station, a gift shop, 48 vintage (and themed) hotel rooms, and, of course, idyllic Grand Canyon RV camping.

Grand Canyon RV Camping: Embrace the RV Lifestyle

The RV lifestyle has never been more alluring than it is today—a time when life on the open road unquestionably trumps hours upon hours spent cramped in a stuffy office or a classroom. Our spacious, all-natural Grand Canyon RV camping remains a massive draw for those who are simply motoring along Route 66 or those traveling to and from Havasu Falls or the park’s southern rim. Grand Canyon Caverns’ 800-acre outland property tenders 48 individual RV sites, all of which feature water and electricity. Guests have swift access to private toilets and hot showers, of course.

Photo of a Woman Walking at Dusk near the Caverns, Home to Some of the Best Grand Canyon RV Camping.

But the real reason that RVers cannot resist the allure of this backland respite is the property’s sprawling acreage, which includes a swimming pool, mini-golf course, fire pits, and miles upon miles of hiking trails. Oh, and the sunsets, which subtly dip below the west-facing mountains, are spellbinding (and quite photogenic). Lastly, our Grand Canyon RV camping is heavily treed, unlike most nearby outposts. These tall, well-kept beauties provide ample shade during those particularly warm summer afternoons. Campers often marvel at the post-dusk skyline, where comets and shooting stars are a regular occurrence.

A Trip into the Dry Cavern

Photo of Grand Canyon Caverns' Underground Restaurant. Click Here to Learn More About Our Grand Canyon RV Camping.

As mentioned above, we’re home to the largest dry cavern in the U.S., hidden 200-plus feet below the earth’s surface. With zero humidity and an idyllic 56 degrees, a trek through the cavern is a must, regardless of the season. We offer five unique cave tours, ranging from the classic “Chapel of the Ages” exploratory tour to the one-hour ghost walk and the lengthy caving expedition en route to the “mystery room.” Hungry travelers will also discover one of the only underground restaurants in the American Southwest—an all-you-can-eat, buffet-style experience that includes a bevy of entree choices, a salad bar, two drinks, and our famous dessert. Reservations (928-422-3223) are greatly encouraged.

To learn more about Grand Canyon Caverns, one of the top-rated RV parks near the Grand Canyon, please like us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Our classic Grand Canyon motel still has ample availability in the coming months! However, we’re expecting our largest crowds ever this winter due to COVID-19. Thus, while Grand Canyon RV camping reservations are not required, we highly recommend planning ahead by booking online.

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Grand Canyon Caverns, a Historic Route 66 Stop

Historic Route 66 starts in front of the Art Institute of Chicago and weaves through much of the country’s heartland en route to Southern California’s Santa Monica Pier. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime journey, often labeled as an integral “bucket list” item, especially for RVers. The 2,448-mile expedition crosses through eight states, most notably in northcentral Arizona along the southern rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s “Seven Natural Wonders.” Peach Springs’ Grand Canyon Caverns remains an essential stop along historic Route 66, particularly for those with a penchant for underground exploration, distinctive lodging, and subterranean dining.

The Largest Dry Cavern in the U.S.

Imagine steadily dropping 21 stories below the earth’s surface—the blood rushing through your veins, the humidity entirely dissipating, the sounds of giddiness echoing off the Redwall Limestone. The anticipation of such an adventure is only eclipsed by the sheer jaw-dropping beauty of the Chapel of the Ages Cavern. As the largest dry cavern in the U.S., it allures travelers from all across the globe. Besides “standard” tours, the massive, enthralling cave is utilized for weddings, ghost hunting, guided caving, and, as you’ll soon find out, dining. Oft-seen crystals include selenite, limestone, and helectite.

A Subterranean Dining Experience

Photo of the Cavern Grotto along Historic Route 66 in Arizona.

Perhaps you’ve already caught wind of the largest dry cavern in the U.S., but that’s just the tip of the selenite, as it were. The Cavern Grotto celebrated its third anniversary this summer, and it remains one of the only underground restaurants in the world. Approximately 200 feet underground, travelers can simultaneously marvel at the sprawling cavern and dine on Southwestern fare. The Cavern Grotto holds 16 total guests. Admission includes a cave tour and an all-you-can-eat meal. It’s a dining experience unlike any other. Menu items change with the “seasons,” as the culinary team likes to keep things fresh. However, common delights include burgers, steak, and salads. Remember to leave room for dessert—the housemade pie is to-die-for!

The Ultimate Grand Canyon Suite

Photo of the Cavern Suite along Historic Route 66 in Arizona.

Before departure, don’t forget to nab a keepsake from the gift shop and pose for photos next to the brontosaurus or tyrannosaurus. Grand Canyon Caverns is often the first (or last) stop before a trip to nearby Havasu Falls, one of the most spellbinding natural beauties on the planet. Thankfully, above the cavern, travelers will discover an RV park, campground, motel, and ranch house. However, The Cavern Suite, “the largest, oldest, deepest, darkest, quietest motel room in the world,” is the accommodation of choice for many, chiefly if you’re traveling with a large group. The Cavern Suite sleeps up 10 people, and, as you can probably imagine, is quite a thrill. Guests will discover a record player (bring your vinyl!), a fully-stocked bookshelf, a 100-year-old collection of National Geographic magazines, comfortable beds, and, yes, a working bathroom. A staff member is readily available at the top of the elevator if you need any assistance whatsoever.

To book an underground adventure, please visit us online at GCCaverns.com (or call us today at 928-422-3223).

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Family fun firetruck rides

Leaves from front of the cavern building, 15 and 45 min. past the hr, daily 10:15 am – 4:15 pm.

Information & Reservations available in the Curio shop or contact us.

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Grand Canyon Caverns Airport

My husband Jared and I recently took a trip (a 10 year wedding anniversary trip!) to a different area of Arizona’s Grand Canyon we had never been to – Hualapai’s Indian Reservation. I could write a blog about the wonderful 35+ mile hiking trip we did to multiple gorgeous waterfalls past Supai, the reservation’s “capital,” but we’re not here to discuss hiking/camping trips… On our return from the wonderful experience though, we stopped at the Grand Canyon Caverns on the original Route 66, near Peach Springs, because I had seen on a magazine where one could dine inside the caverns. I’m always looking for unique experiences and that sounded like one. It sure was… but, in addition to that, we also learned that one could fly into Grand Canyon Caverns Airport (L37) and partake in other activities. That’s what I want to tell you about here… continue reading
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January 2018 Grand Canyon Caverns Newsletter

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Dear Friends of the Caverns,

Happy New Year to everyone! 2018 has started out for us with a very mild winter and plenty of sunshine – much like our friends in Southern California, Las Vegas, and Phoenix are all experiencing at home. This means everything at the caverns that would be normally frozen and closed is open and operational. It’s fun to see visitors playing our Disc Golf Course in January. With no bugs and few people, Supai Falls is a delight. There are even a few paddle rafters on the Colorado! Be sure to read below about all the exciting new adventures coming to the Grand Canyon Caverns and our partners this year.

Sincerely,
John McEnulty
Partner, Grand Canyon Caverns

 

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Call now to book 2018 Colorado Rafting

You are the first to hear it officially, a new rafting company offering one and two-day motorized whitewater trips in the Grand Canyon begins this March. The River is basically sold out for 2018 and 2019 so this is a great opportunity, and availability will not last long. All trips will begin and end at the Grand Canyon Caverns Motel and we could not be more excited! The rafting trips cover the last 70 miles of the Colorado as it slices through the Grand Canyon and include nine breath-taking sections of rapids.

Call now to book 2018 white water rafting one and two day trips on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Reservations: 928-422-3223 Ext 2.

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Are the Caverns Haunted?

Grand Canyon Caverns Hires Ghost Experts to investigate Cavern paranormal activity

Mike Kadletz, business manager of the Grand Canyon Caverns, an Arizona Route 66 landmark for over 75 years has hired the OCGALT Paranormal team (Orange County Ghosts and Legends Paranormal Team) in Orange County California to finally put to rest, or confirm, the existence of the reports of Ghost and paranormal activity at the Grand Canyon Caverns to rest.

Over the last half century 8 people have died or been buried on or in the caverns property, and another 4 have spent their lives and have had huge emotional ties of a lifetime in the Caverns. Un-explain ghost and paranormal sightings and activities have been recorded and witness by employees and guest alike. The most popular sighting is seeing a man, believed to be ghost of Walter Peck at the top and bottom of the elevator shaft, opening the doors at different times. Also of great interest, was when the Caverns were used as a burial site for the Native American Indians during winter months? The bodies have been removed, but the whispering sounds of the Indians can often be heard in the caverns when one listens according to reports. And at night in the darkness of the caverns, you do hear things that are not supposed to be heard according to reports. Overnight guess in the caverns suite have also reported seeing what appears to be shadows of Indian figures moving in a dance formation, circular on the rocks, as well as a distant chanting. Other reports have been of seeing images of the hanging of a body at the top of the caverns (A person did so 30 years ago) the list does go on.

The investigating crew of OCGALT will arrive Friday, March 3rd and spend the weekend around the caverns property, but will spend the nights 220 feet under ground investigating. Operated by Matt Harvey, who has been running his paranormal business for 9 years and offers his services to haunted locations in California and Arizona.

About the ghost hunting investigation into the Grand Canyon Caverns

Matt and Chris will be investigating the Grand Canyon Caverns on March 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2012. The investigation will start around dusk and last till the early hours in the morning. Some people report seeing a ghostly figure on the elevator. Is this the previous owner of the property? Other tragic events have happened that could be causing the activity in and around the caverns to. The son of the old owner hung himself on top of the mines could be hanging around. A tour guide who lost his life just outside the caverns, does he still lead tours of the caverns? Who or what is causing the activity at the Grand Canyon Caverns? That’s what the owner wants to find out.

Matt and Chris hope to be able to capture evidence of the ghostly activity that is said to happen in the caverns using the following ghost hunting devices. Different types of EMF detectors including KII Meters, Gauss Meters, Ghost Meters. EMF stands for electronic magnetic fields or energy and are said to be given off by ghosts, but can be caused by any electronically device The devices work by lighting up and or by making a loud sound alerting us of an energy change. Sony Handy Cams with Super Night Shot and additional infrared lighting to possibly capture something moving, an apparition or something they can’t explain away onto video. Digital voice recorders, hoping to get what are called an EVP or Electric Voice Phenomenon and are said to be voices heard on the recorder that were to low for us to hear or caused by ghost altering the noises inside the recorder to produce a response that we can sometimes hear. Professional grade digital cameras, again to capture ghostly images or apparitions. Motion sensors, the idea is to have some unseen entity or mass break the beam of the motion sensor beam and the alarm to sound. Matt and Cris are hopeful that they can not only experience the activity that is said to be happening but also capture evidence of it at the caverns. They are hope to be able to establish communication with whom ever or what ever may roaming the caverns in hopes that others may also be able to experience it on tours in the caverns.

Matt and Cris will report any finding and experiences back to the owners of the Grand Canyon Caverns, He is hoping that the Orange County Ghosts And Legends Paranormal Team will bring him back evidence that will show that the caverns are haunted once and for all.

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New Cave Tour!

We are pleased to announce The Grotto Association of Arizona has given us permission to start taking guests into the newly discovered caves! The new tour, called the “Wild Tour”, is the first fully new cavern tour at the Grand Canyon Caverns since 1927. The Wild Tours into the new caves will be begin daily March 12th, 2016. The tour will last roughly 2 and 1/2 hours, the minimum age is 12 years, and you must be in good physical shape. To be among the first humans to ever see these new caves call (928) 422-3223 Ext:2 to reserve your date and time.

The details:

  • WHO: Anyone 12 years and above in good “Explorer Tour Shape”. Younger ages only if approved by Head Tour Guide Gilbert and the actual tour guide on the day of the event. Their decisions are final.
  • WHAT: The trip begins with a ride down our elevator and a hike along the existing regular tour route to the Mystery Room. From here, you begin the trip into the new cavern located at the far end of the existing caverns, where the current Explorer Tour ends. Expected tour time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • WHY: Be among the first humans to ever see these new caves and their amazing rock formations. See things even our Professional Cavern Explorers say they have never seen before.
  • WHEN: Daily beginning March 12th, 2016.
  • COST: $89.95 per person, NO DISCOUNTS.
  • RESERVATIONS: Call 928-422-3223 Ext 2.
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