Dear Friends of the Caverns,
January is usually a quiet month, with bad weather to blame. But, the weather is perfect this year – come join us! We wish you were here! For the first time since the freeway bypassed the Caverns many years ago, leaving Route 66 to a foregone era, we are anticipating a shortage of hotel rooms and record high occupancy. With all the exciting new adventures that are coming, I strongly recommend you book early. The Friends of the Caverns are our best and most hardcore fans, and I don’t want you to miss out!
Partner, Grand Canyon Caverns
This month @ the GCC:
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The Grand Canyon Caverns, the largest dry caverns in the United States, is located on Route 66, just East of Peach Springs, AZ and over 200 feet below the surface. Stop by and take a tour, you won’t be disappointed!
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.
Partner, Grand Canyon Caverns
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.
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.
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.
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.
A brand new Discovery! We are very happy and proud that after 7+ years of exploration a new series of very large caverns have been discover adjacent to our current caverns. These new caverns have never been seen by human eyes and our professional explorers are seeing things they have never seen before. It looks like the Grand Canyon Caverns may have just doubled in size! Please take a look some of the first photos of these new caves and formations and keep in mind that no human has ever seen what you are looking at until now!
The professional Cavern Explores from the Arizona Grotto Association is mapping this very significant find. Initial artifacts and rock formations are in many cases unlike anything we have seen before. We hope to have a tour for our guests to these new amazing caves soon.