2018 Activities and Events
  ***** Associated With The Mega Event *****
CITO on Telegraph Pass
Put on by JUSTHIKE
(Friday pre-event)
8:00 AM - about 10 AM
February 9

From the starting point, we will hike up to telegraph pass and pick up trash all along the way. Trash bagswill be provided.  You do not have to go all the way to the top; you only have to go as far as you want or can.  Drop the bags off in the bed of the truck back at the starting point.

This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to


Breaking News Flash Mob
(Friday pre-event)
5:15 PM
February 9

A flash mob happens when a group of people assembles suddenly and performs a brief, odd act, then quickly disperses. Meet and laugh with many of the geocachers who will be attending the Yuma Mega Event. This is always a fun short activity.

This year, our flash mob will occur in Old Town Yuma. Bring a newspaper (or get one from us) and join geocachers from all over for a few festive minutes of fun and frolic. Check out the details and log your "will attend" at GC7FBYP

Be sure to arrive a bit early so you don't miss it.
   While you are in Old Town, you may want to explore the great restaurants available or enjoy gathering with your fellow geocachers at any of the nearby watering holes.

Yuma Discovery Series
(Saturday pre-event)
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
February 10

Have fun exploring some interesting areas of Yuma and earn a beautiful geocoin in the process.


You will definitely want to take part in this event on mega event weekend. If you’ve bought the mega event coin the Road Runner…you’ll want the companion coin the Coyote. The prize for this year. So plan on:


Join us again this year at Joe Henry Park to hang with fellow geocachers, trade hints n' secrets and get together with old friends from near and far on this Mega Event weekend. We will have drinks and snacks for everyone to enjoy in the shade of big ol' trees in this lovely park.


...then pick up your passport for this year's game to Discover Yuma!

This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to
Meet and Greet
(Saturday pre-event)
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
February 10
S.W.A.G. would like to invite you to Meet 'n greet with cachers from around the country at this warm-up to the main event. Grab a beer and maybe some great food and then enjoy the company of all the cachers that will be there

This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to
Come Say Goodbye to the Canadians
(Monday post-event)
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
February 12
Come and say Goodbye to the Canadians as Philatsea and sweet-marie leave Yuma for Las Vegas for a flight home the next day to the frozen north. Last year 130 people logged the event which was 3 short of the previous mark. Also note when it says the event ends at 830 it ends at 830 as we have to leave. If you arrive at 831 you will miss us.

This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to
South of the Border
in Algodones, Mexico
(Monday post-event)
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
February 12

Come south of the Border and meet up at the El Paraiso Restaurant, Ave. A No.14 y2da, Los Algodones, Baja Mexico, (lunch and margaritas optional) from 11 am to noon Arizona time, then go grab the local caches and get the Mexico souvenir.

You can park on the US side of border and walk to the event and caches. All day parking fee is $6.

This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to

  Caches There will be many caches placed in the surrounding area for you to find and log.  They will be released the weekend of the event. MORE INFORMATION
  Lab Caches Lab Caches are a new and rare geocache type that can be found by attending our Mega Event.  To find them, you'll be guided to various points of historical interest throughout Yuma.  At each point of interest, you'll have to write down a special code word that you'll use later to log the cache as found. MORE INFORMATION
***** At The Mega Event - Sunday, February 11 *****
9:00 AM
Once you arrive to the event, head straight for the Registration area to sign the log, receive your raffle ticket, and get a bag of souvenir goodies.
Food Vendors Papa Murphy's Pizza (HOT - by the slice or whole)
El Rancho Tacos (tacos and more)
Click here for more information
Geocaching Related Vendors
Go to our vendors page
Or click on one of the links to the right
drives Cache Closet
Oak Coins
FTF Geocacher Magazine
Red Hat
AMS Travel
Cache Advance
Geo Bingo Get to know other geocachers! Find someone who meets the description in each Bingo box, and then write their username in that box! (For example, another geocachefinder who has scuba dived to find a cache.)  The first players to fill the squares around the border or completely black out the sheet will win special geocaching-related prizes
  Poker Run
$ $ $ $ $
Pick up a playing card at each of five nearby caches and see if you get a winning poker hand. Click here for Rules and Prizes
X Marks The Spot Each participant will be given the same coordinates  to find and mark with their GPS.  The person who is closest to the coordinates will be the winner.
CITO Challenge Test your skills against other cachers to see who can pick up the most pennies with a trash grabber in a timed competition.
Best Cache Container
Design Competition

Bring your  creative cache container to the event for the contest.  It will be judged on the most interesting and unique design.  The guidelines are: it cannot be store-bought unless it has been modified, it must comply with Groundspeak's guidelines for legal caches, and it must not contain your caching name or any other identifying marks.

There will be 3 adult groups and 2 youth groups.  You need to decide which groups your cache qualifies for and which one you  would like to enter. 
1.  Engineering:  moveable parts or  electrical
2.  Craftsmanship:  no moving  parts
3.  Camouflage
4. Youth groups: a) Under 13 years old   b) 13 thru 17 years old

The contest closes at 10:00 AM
       Photo Booth Take your selfies, group photos, family photos etc. at our Photo Booth during the Mega Event. We will have a background and props that you may use.  A host will be available to take pictures for you using your phone or camera, or you may take your own. There is no charge for this service; it is just planned to be part of the fun at the Mega.
Travel Bug Exchange

TRAVEL BUGS are various objects with a trackable number ON them or a tag ATTACHED to them. These items are meant to travel from one cache or event to another. At this year's MEGA EVENT cachers will be able to drop off, pick up or just 'discover' them.  Before dropping off a Travel Bug, each one must be logged  into the event's inventory (via geocaching.com).  Cachers picking up these Travel Bugs will then log them into their possession.  Cachers can also just 'discover' these items without taking possession of them.

Volunteers at these tables will NOT be responsible for any personal Travel Bugs or coin collections.  Please do NOT leave them on any of the tables to be picked up later.
Path Tag Exchange This is an opportunity to give, get, or trade Path Tags.
50/50 SWAG Donation
Tickets will be available for a donation. Half of the collected amount will be awarded, split between multiple winners; the other half will go toward the cost of the event. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
Yuma Fire Department The Yuma Fire Department will be on hand to display a
fire truck from 10:30 to 12:30
US Border Patrol The Border Patrol will have an information table set up; stop by and visit and ask questions. Learn how they protect our borders
Boy Scouts A local Boy Scouts troop will "Present the Colors" at 9:15 AM and have a booth where they will help people make letterbox stamps. They will also hide a couple of caches for kids to find.
Geocaching Related Vendors Be sure to visit our vendor booths to see all the geocaching goodies available.
Door Prizes Door prizes provided by our vendors and sponsors will be awarded at different times throughout the event.

The adult Grand Prize is a Garmin GPSMAP 64
The youth Grand Prize is a Garmin eTrex 10
Clean Up At the end of the event take a few minutes and help clean up the park. Plastic bags will be provided.