Lava River Cave

N. Fort Valley Rd. and Forest Road 245
Flagstaff, AZ
United States

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Drive 9 miles north of Flagstaff on US 180 and turn west (left) on FR 245 (at milepost 230). Continue 3 miles to FR171 and turn south 1 mile to where FR 171B turns left a short distance to Lava River Cave. Click on map at right for larger view. 


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1. It is cold in here. Dress appropriately.
2. Wear a head lamp and don't go in tennis shoes.
3. Enjoy!


Interesting place that's a rite of passage to anyone who spends any time in Flag. The cave is not for kids in my opinion.


The lava river cave is amazing. The entrance is steep, and one has to watch one's step virtually the entire way, but the unique sights...

This was quite the experience. The cave is rustic, to put it mildly. You need to be in good shape to maneuver the large rocks and low...

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