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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641-6732
+1 520-647-7275
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Good dry caves but not as good as Lurray Caverns in Virginia

The tour will last one hour. Good dry caves with the temperature in the range of 70 to 73 degree... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ashutosh S
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Amazing

The tour guide, Jerry, was very friendly and super informative! The cave itself was gorgeous! The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bgayer171518
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Phoenix, Arizona
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This desert refuge has sheltered people for over a thousand years. It has been home, shrine, hideout, challenging workplace, exciting playground, tranquil retreat. On the National Historic Register, the 2,400-acre Park showcases crystal-filled Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Cave tours, museum, Western trail rides, picnicking. Open daily
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641-6732
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour will last one hour. Good dry caves with the temperature in the range of 70 to 73 degree Fahrenheit(outside temperature of 112 degree F). In general tour consist of 20 folks. Guides are very particular about not touching anything. They are well lit...More

Thank Ashutosh S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour guide, Jerry, was very friendly and super informative! The cave itself was gorgeous! The formations in the cave were stunning! The walking tour lasted almost an hour. Definitely will go again and do one of the other third tours (there's 3 that you...More

Thank bgayer171518
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wish our tour group was smaller so we could have heard the guide more easily! The cave was interesting, and the rock formations were very cool especially in the drapery room. Only complaint was that we had 20 people on our tour which is the...More

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for an activity for my husband and I to do inside now that the hideously hot Arizona summer is upon us. I went to the Colossal Cave website and found this ladder tour, which looked interesting, so I booked it. IT DID...More

Thank Patty0414
Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you had a great time on your Ladder tour, you definitely should try the Wild Cave tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves are so beautiful! These are the only dry caves I have ever visited. I've been to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky & Crystal Caves in Bermuda. Those were wet caves. Colossal Cave was really neat as it was still alive with bats and you...More

Thank ramona0101
Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming out and spending the day with us, we hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother was visiting from Canada and we went out to the park for the cave tour and to see what other activities are available. It is a dry cave, well lit and easy to maneuver. There are stairs in the beginning but no too...More

1  Thank RobertSuzanne
Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming out and spending the day with us, we hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I did the regular tour at Colossal Cave this past Sunday. Our tour guide Sean was great! The temperature was a balmy 70 degrees in the cave, I brought a light shirt to wear over my sleeveless top but didn't need it....More

2  Thank Cathy E
Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming out and visiting our park. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

My adult daughter and I took the 2 hour ladder tour with Jim. He is an excellent and fun tour guide, very personable and answered all our questions. We did a lot of off path exploring, climbing and scrambling but only if you chose to....More

1  Thank Kelly W
Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming out and visiting our park. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

My husband and I took a tour of the cave today and it was a great experience. Our group was small so the tour guide, Patrick, was able to answer a lot of questions. With the interesting information he gave us and the joking he...More

1  Thank Q2171UUchristinew
Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming out and visiting our park. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Great place to take the kids and cool off from the weather. We had Henry as our tour guide, and the young man was professional and knowledgeable. We also want to thank Henry for his patience, because my son was asking a lot of questions...More

Thank Jose S
Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the park, the cave is always something to see! We hope to see you again soon!

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LLB1
Are you pet friendly, or have a pet area?
25 June 2017|
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Response from Jordy B | Reviewed this property |
NO dogs allowed in the cave
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Globewalker1958
Is there a restaurant (e.g. burgers) onsite for lunch?
15 January 2017|
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Response from Colossal Cave M | Property representative |
Yes there is, we have an outdoor cafe at the cave entrance visitor center.
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AJ_Trips
Would it be too hard to visit with a 18 month child?
12 January 2017|
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Response from Colossal Cave M | Property representative |
We have several parents with small kids go through the tour with no problems. The only thing to remember is due to the stairs a stroller isn't an option. Most parents have the best luck with the harness that can go either on... More
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