The Caverns of Sonora

Caverns of Sonora, Sonora TX

A worthwhile stop in its own right, the Caverns of Sonora is also perfectly situated to break up the long drive through West Texas. A small campground with water and electric right at the cave makes it especially convenient for those of us with RVs or tents.

We had originally planned to go on the “Discovery Challenge Adventure” tour that requires a 50 foot repel into the cavern. The high price ($120 each) repelled us alright, but that probably turned out for the best. As we understand it, the Discovery tour doesn’t go into the areas of the cave with significant formations. And Sonora’s formations are some of the most unique and spectacular we’ve seen anywhere, including the path through the “Belly of the Whale” shown above. Check out more photos of Sonora on our Facebook Page.

We owe a special shoutout to (another Travel blog) for giving us the 411 on Sonora. We drove straight past it in the fall and probably would have missed it again on our way back west had Sabrina not given us the heads up. Thanks for the awesome tip!

As a reminder, reader suggestions are always welcomed. Let us know about the great stuff hidden in your backyard that doesn’t make it into guidebooks. If we can get there, we’ll write about it here.

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4 Comments on “The Caverns of Sonora”

  1. Susan Johnson May 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Wow!!! Looks cool !


    • Brian May 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

      One of the things we really like about the caves we’ve visited is that they’re all different. Sonora had things that we haven’t seen anywhere else. That is pretty cool.


  2. Country Skipper May 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    Thanks for the shout-out 🙂 The Caverns of Sonora really have been my favorite caverns to visit so far. And what a coincidence! I have scheduled my post about the caverns to go up this Thursday… only almost a year late. Oh well, hop on over if you want to see what I loved about them.


    • Brian May 15, 2012 at 12:17 am #

      Thank you for the great tip. Looking forward to your Sonora post as well.


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