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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

Explore INSIDE the mountain at one of the highest show caves in the US!

100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 // View Map
719.685.5444 // www.caveofthewinds.com
Hours: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M. Daily Sept - May

Fast Facts

Explore more at Cave of the Winds Mountain park!

With three amazing cave tours and daring attractions atop breathtaking Williams Canyon, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is the perfect adventure for your family! Your family can explore deep inside the mountains with their really cool cave tours and then experience the thrill of high-flying action outside with their rides, especially the new Terror-Dactyl open now! Use code PPCAA17 to save when you book online!

Click “Details” above to learn more.

Hours:

Memorial Day to Labor Day 9 A.M – 9 P.M. Daily
Sept to May 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Daily

Prices:

Tours

Ages 13 & up

Children (6-12)

Ages 0-5

Ages 6-12 (Military Discount)

Ages 13 & Up (Military Discount)

Discovery Tour $21 $15 Free 10% off 10% off
Lantern Tour $31 $18 Children 6 & over only 10% off 10% off
Caving 101 Tour $45 $45
Terror-Dactyl*** $50 per ride, per person
(**These rates are only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Monday – Friday and includes ONLY the Discovery Tour.)
(***Restrictions: Must be 13 years old to ride, 48” and minimum of 100 pounds.)

Location:

Screenshot 2014-03-24 15.45.58Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is located close to Garden of the Gods on the West side of Colorado Springs. Follow these directions or enter 100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 into your GPS or Phone.

Off Highway 24:

– Exit Highway 24 at Cave of the Winds Road (the next stoplight after the Manitou Springs exit)
– Experience the beautiful drive to the top to the Cave of the Winds!

 

Fast Facts

  • The Cave of the Winds Mountain Park was discovered and wowing people since 1881!
  • Several tour options depending on if you're feeling mild or wild!
  • Try the new Terror-Dactyl, the world's only ride of its kind!

Tips

  • Wear comfortable clothing: jeans, shorts, or even a comfortable skirt will do.
  • Make sure your shoes have good traction – sneakers or hiking boots are ideal.
  • Bring a light jacket. Even in the heat of a Colorado summer, the temperature in these Colorado caves is a pleasant 54 degrees, so you might feel a little cool.

Details

terrordactyl

NOW OPEN!

Get ready for high-flying screams with the new TERROR-dactyl! The Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is the first and ONLY place in the world with this new ride that is sure to scare even the craziest of thrill-seekers! Open now, TERROR-dactyl is one of many outdoor attractions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Learn More.

 

more fun for the entire family

With two amazing cave tours and daring attractions atop breathtaking Williams Canyon, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is the perfect adventure for you and your whole family! Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park has been a must-see Colorado Springs attraction for travelers for more than a century. Adventure lives here and you can’t miss it this summer!

Three tours to choose from

CaveOfTheWinds-5.5Open year-round, the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park has three distinctly different tours that take you into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Their Discovery Tour has you exploring well-lit pathways where you can learn how these caves formed millions of years ago.

For the brave explorer, the Lantern Tour takes you further into the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park with an experienced guide and only the light of your lantern! You’ll experience darkness like you’ve never felt as you travel deep into the Manitou Grand Caverns!

Caving 101 Tour you will explore undeveloped sections of the Manitou Grand Caverns, while climbing and crawling through passageways lit only by flashlight. Knowledgeable guides provide groups with 2 hours of good clean, yet muddy fun underground!

Indoor exploration, Outdoor thrills

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More adventure awaits your family outside Cave of the Winds Mountain Park on the steep side of Williams Canyon! The Wind Walker Challenge Course is hundreds of feet above the canyon and a personal challenge to complete!

Strap yourself into the Bat-A-Pult to fly hundreds of feet over the canyon! This zipline adventure is safe for anyone over 48″ tall and lets you soar 1200 feet at 40 miles per hour!

The Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is a great fun-filled day of exploration for your family year-round. To learn more, visit their website or explore the Details and Activities tabs above. We’ve made it easy to purchase tickets to Cave of the Winds Mountain Park , so click the link and have a great time at this Colorado family-fun attraction.

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear for my tour?

Wear comfortable clothing: jeans, shorts, or even a comfortable skirt will do. Make sure your shoes have good traction – sneakers or hiking boots are ideal. Bring a light jacket – even in the heat of a Colorado summer the temperature in these Colorado caves is a pleasant 54 degrees.

Are baby backpacks or strollers allowed?

Front baby carriers are permitted. Our caves have narrow, short passageways with over 200 stairs, so strollers and baby backpacks are not allowed.

Are leashed pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed in Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

Is the cave wheelchair-accessible?

The cave itself is not wheelchair-accessible because of its narrow passageways and stairs. We can give you a complimentary visit into the Canopy Hall, the first room in the Cave, which highlights beautiful formations.

Is Cave of the Winds for everyone in my family?

Cave of the Winds is an exciting Colorado natural attraction that can be enjoyed by everyone in your family, from toddlers to grandparents. Cave tours are not recommended for pregnant women or people with heart or respiratory problems. All family members can enjoy our visitor center, gift shop and the lovely views of Williams Canyon.

Is Cave of the Winds Mountain Park open on holidays?

We are open every day except Christmas Day. On New Year’s Day, Easter and Labor Day, we are open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Are cameras or camcorders allowed in the Colorado Caves?

Yes! We encourage cameras and camcorders in the cave.

Is parking free?

Parking is free for Cave of the Winds!

Can I hike in Williams Canyon?

At the present time, Williams Canyon is closed to all hiking. Due to the Waldo Canyon Fire, the U.S. National Forest Service has closed the area to all hiking.

 

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