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Deep under the desert floor in southeastern Arizona is the state’s most recent addition to a roster of superstar geological wonders: Kartchner Caverns. Discovered in 1974, the “living” cave is still forming, with dripping water creating the astonishing array of mineral formations, from multi-story stalactites and stalagmites to milky stone “pools.” 

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Kartchner Caverns

Deep under the desert floor in southeastern Arizona is the state’s most recent addition to a roster of superstar geological wonders: Kartchner Caverns. Discovered in 1974, the “living” cave is still forming, with dripping water creating the astonishing array of mineral formations, from multi-story stalactites and stalagmites to milky stone “pools.”