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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Lantern tour

WOW. This tour was amazing!! Or guide, Big Jim made it even better by giving us an experience we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dynamicdorks
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Great Tour

I went on the lantern tour and I highly recommend doing so. There's definitely a lot of crouching... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
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Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a premier Colorado attraction for more than a century. Explore amazing caverns, experience total cave darkness, and marvel at the beauty of formations hundreds of thousands of years old. Then step...more
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100 Cave of the Winds Rd., Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

WOW. This tour was amazing!! Or guide, Big Jim made it even better by giving us an experience we won’t forget. These caves are beautiful and you can definitely feel the presence of past cave lovers. We would recommend this tour to anyone, we’ll definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went on the lantern tour and I highly recommend doing so. There's definitely a lot of crouching that has to be done (duck walking) but they give you fair warning and plenty of opportunities to turn back and do the regular tour instead, but...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Cave_of_the_Winds, Owner at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Connor.

Reviewed 5 days ago

My family had a great time at cave of the winds. We did the discovery tour. Karla was or your guide and she was wonderful. I recommend this to do if your visiting Colorado.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Cave_of_the_Winds, Owner at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Karla, and we will be sure to let her know what a great job she is doing. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour is amazing and worth seeing, as well as their gift shop actually had some cute things, including geodes that you can crack open with a special machine, great for the kids. I was a little disappointed by the fact that they asked us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Cave_of_the_Winds, Owner at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and thank for the feedback about our website.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves are very fun, the tour is very informative, you learn a lot about the caves, the area, and the people who discovered them. It is an hour long tour trough different tunnels and formations. Some spaces are very narrow to walk trough but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Cave_of_the_Winds, Owner at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We are very happy you enjoyed your recent experience with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to take the lantern tour, which was great! We had "The Hippie" as a tour guide, who was very high energy and funny. He kept us entertained and made the tour well worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle K
Cave_of_the_Winds, Owner at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with "The Hippy", and we will be sure to let him know.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a few days visiting Colorado Springs as part of our vacation. We were trying to decide whether to do the regular Adventure tour or the Lantern tour and I’m so glad we finally decided on the Lantern Tour. We’ve done regular cave tours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Cave_of_the_Winds, Owner at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Big Jim.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to try something different while in Colorado Springs for 1 day and lost of ppl suggested the Lantern Cave tour and it did not disappoint. Big Jim was an awesome guide. Very informative and great personality. We would totally go back!

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Cave_of_the_Winds, Owner at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Big Jim, and we will be sure to let him know what a great job he is doing. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an absolute blast here! We made our reservations weeks in advance and we drove 13+ hrs to ride the Terror-dactyl, and the see the other attractions. We got into town right as a cold front bringing snow came into the area. Our reservations...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Cave_of_the_Winds, Owner at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, despite the weather.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all we have done the adventure tour a lot and really enjoy the cave. The adventure tour is exactly what you expect a cave tour to be. I'd recommend this if your traveling. That's why the 5 stars. The lantern tour is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimber S
Cave_of_the_Winds, Owner at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We will be sure to keep your feedback about the ghost stories in mind.

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Patricia R
20 July 2018|
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Response from glowfly1104 | Reviewed this property |
The gift center, dining area and little areas outside the cave are ADA accessible but the cave itself is not. There are parts that are really narrow and some areas with steep stairs.
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AhmadA8598
20 July 2018|
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Response from Deb S | Reviewed this property |
Discovery tour was $21 per person Lantern tour $31..Via Ferrata guided tour $45 ( worth it! )
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cuddlesmd
14 July 2018|
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Response from Cave_of_the_Winds | Property representative |
The Via Ferrata Canyon Tour is a combination of hiking and rock climbing, and lasts about 2 hours. There are no zip lines in the course at this time. The only zip line we have is the Bat-a-Pult Zip Line.
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