Trails


Colossal Cave Mountain Park has three non-motorized public trails for you to enjoy—and more to come in the future! All trails are open to the public for hiking, running, backpacking, mountain biking, and equestrians. There is no trail use fee or permit required. Trail maps are available in the Cave gift shop.

Gale Bundrick Trail

The Bundrick Trail is about eight tenths of a mile long and focuses on the archaeology and the natural biodiversity of the Park—including riparian areas, informational signs and stations, even actual Hohokam bedrock mortars.

The trailhead is located across the street from the windmill at the Ranch.

Path of the Ancestors
This trail is a great choice for those who want a low impact, extremely diverse quick hike. The trail is approximately a mile long and traverses pristine Sonoran Desert, riparian, and mesquite bosque habitats. Overlapping much of the Gale Bundrick Trail, the Archaeology trail passes through recreated archaeological sites, as well as actual Hohokam bedrock mortars. There are also several informative signs along the way that talk about how early people, like the Hohokam Native Americans, might have not only survived but thrived in this harsh land.

The trailhead is located across the street from the train caboose at the Ranch.


The Arizona Trail

The Arizona National Scenic Trail stretches 800+ miles across the entire length of the state from Mexico to Utah and connects deserts, mountains, canyons, forests, and people. A 3-mile section of passageway 8 traverses the Park to reveal breathtaking views, shadowy canyons, and beautiful Sonoran Desert.

There are two trailheads within the Park—one is located in the La Selvilla campground and the other is located in the Cowboy parking lot at the Ranch.

For more information about the Arizona Trail please visit Arizona Trail Association website.

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