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From mild to wild, exploring and soaring, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park has adventures for everyone in your group. Not only do they offer three unique cave tours, but they also have an outdoor park loaded with adrenaline-packed fun for all ages!

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Exploring the mysteries of underground caverns is an exciting adventure, and Cave of the Winds takes show caves to a whole new level. Discovered in 1881, this must-see Colorado Springs attraction has been thrilling travelers for more than a century. They’re one of the premiere show caves in the United States — and, at 7,000 feet, they’re also one of the highest! You might say they’ve elevated the caving experience.

Conveniently located near Pikes Peak and Manitou Springs, Cave of the Winds offers three unique cave tours, the Discovery Tour offers an easy and fun look at all the coolest cave features, a spooky Lantern Tour with ghost stories and folklore and a Caving 101 Tour that takes you in the undeveloped, behind-the-scenes sections of the caverns. Whatever tour you choose, you’ll see stalactites, stalagmites and underground geological features, plus learn tons of cool science facts and history.

On the surface, you’ll find an outdoor park loaded with adrenaline-packed fun, surrounded by some of the most stunning mountain scenery in Colorado. What do we mean by adrenaline-packed? How about flying through Williams Canyon at 100 miles per hour on the Terror-Dactyl or taking a (slightly) gentler leap on the round-trip aerial Bat-a-Pult? Or scurry across the canyon walls on the Via Ferrata, aka Iron Road, a trail of cables, ladders and amazing views. Bring your bravest friends so you don’t have to go it alone!

For slightly less speedy fun, the Cliffhanger Climbing Wall,  Wind Walker Challenge Course, Geronimo’s Leap and the Stalactykes Adventure Side allow you to climb, jump, run and test your inner champion in a variety of ways that are a little more laid back. Or, if athletics and accelerated heart rates aren’t your thing, you can chill out and pan for gemstones with your feet planted firmly on the ground, grab a snack at Caver’s Café (hello, ice cream!) and shop for cool souvenirs like geodes, crystals and jewelry.

From mild to wild, exploring and soaring, we’re the perfect Colorado experience inside the mountain and out! Reservations recommended. Buy your tickets here!

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From $25 / person
Hours

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily

Updated with current COVID info
Average time

2-4 hours

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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.

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park 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.

We are open every day except Christmas Day. On Memorial Day and July 4th, we are open 9 a.m..-9 p.m. On Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve, we are open from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (last tour at 1 p.m). On New Year’s Day, Easter and Labor Day, we are open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Check out our Deals & Events page for a full list of available discounts.

Yes! We encourage cameras and camcorders in the cave.

Yes, in our Caver’s Cafe.

Parking is free at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park!

Reservations for tours are accepted for groups of 15 or more. For reservations and group rates, call 719-685-5444, ext. 5056 or email us at info@caveofthewinds.com

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