Preacher Canyon Cave Hike and Caving (Payson)

Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 06:45
Leaders: 
Grace Chen - 480-767-1727
Jim LeMay - 480-540-4362
Rating: 
C+ LENGTH: 7.5 mi ELEV GAIN: 450 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 6:45am (depart at 7:00) at Wendy's on Shea just west of highway 87 in Fountain Hills.

The cave is about 15 miles east of Payson. You enter the cave through an entrance about three feet high and six feet wide. Once inside, the cave is 10 to 15 feet high and 70 to 80 feet deep. It has stalactites and stalagmites and at the end of the cave a clear pool of water. After the cave, we will proceed to an abandoned ranch site where we will eat and then go back to the cars. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a flashlight. Cost to non-members is $5.