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Address: Cave Creek, AZ
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Chilling ruins of a rock shelter where, in 1805, 115 Navajos were killed...

Chilling ruins of a rock shelter where, in 1805, 115 Navajos were killed defending their home.

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what a sight

The views and walk are wonderful. The cactus blooms are beautiful. Nature and beauty are God's creation and meant to be seen by all. The cave in on private property but worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Karen H
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's no such thing as "Massacre Cave" in Cave Creek. (There is a cave called such in the Canyon de Chelly, up north) There IS the Cave Creek Cave, and as previous reviewers have noted, it is located on private property. The owners are kind enough to allow the Desert Foothills Land Trust to conduct guided tours to it several... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The views and walk are wonderful. The cactus blooms are beautiful. Nature and beauty are God's creation and meant to be seen by all. The cave in on private property but worth waiting your time to see it with a guide The hiking in the area was easy, and the kids loved it.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Cave Creek Cave is on Desert Foothills Land Trust property and it available to see only on scheduled Land Trust hikes which take place generally 4-6 times annually. They are led by a Land Trust Steward and are capacity limited. Check with the Land Trust for availabilty

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

PLEASE pay attention to directions over the interwebs - the original trailhead is indeed closed and has been for a while. We hiked up the road trying to find it and passed it for about a mile. There's a a new trailhead at the parking lot - just go with it! Anyway! This is a great hike for people ready... More 

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