Have you ever wanted to go UNDERGROUND for your next family day out? Well, just head to Flagstaff, Arizona, and you can enjoy a pretty adventurous experience at the Lava River Cave!
Lava River Cave is a mile-long lava tube cave that was actually formed around 700,000 years ago - pretty cool isn't it! It's not just an adventure, because kids can learn about geology too as they hear all about how the cave was created by molten rock that was erupted from a volcanic vent nearby!
The insides of the lava river kept flowing, creating the cave that you know today. Watch out for those great pieces of evidence of the caves formation, including the small wave-like undulations in the floor, which are the remains of ripples that were frozen during the last trickles of molten rock flowing through the cave.
Make sure you look up too, because the ceiling of the Lava River Cave houses stone icicles hanging, which are remains of the explosion. Pretty cool huh?
Lava River Cave is open year round, but the cave can get pretty cool so dress well, and if you really want to extend your family day out in Flagstaff, there is camping nearby too!
It's a family day out with a difference, and great for those little explorers who want something different. Great to keep them active too!
So what are you waiting for kids, your underground adventure awaits!