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Cave of the Winds

100 Cave of the Winds Rd., 6 miles west of I-25 exit 141 on US 24, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5444
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Fun time!

Great trip into the cave with very knowledgeable and fun guide. Enjoyed very much how everything... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Enjoyable tour of the Caves...RVers don't drive take an Uber up

We had an enjoyable tour through the Caves with our guide Jim. He was entertaining and very... read more

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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 outside and walk on the wind on the Wind Walker Challenge Course, fly like a bat on the Bat-a-Pult Zip Line, and dive into Williams Canyon on the one of a kind aerial dive ride, the TERROR-Dactyl. Lots of family fun, amazing views and memories to last a lifetime!
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  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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100 Cave of the Winds Rd., 6 miles west of I-25 exit 141 on US 24, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5444
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Reviewed yesterday

Great trip into the cave with very knowledgeable and fun guide. Enjoyed very much how everything was kept as natural as possible. One warning though....watch your head! After the caves we took the terror dactyl ride....150 foot free fall then swing out over the canyon....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an enjoyable tour through the Caves with our guide Jim. He was entertaining and very knowledgable, and kept our 3 teenage boys engaged throughout. Decent sized caves with a few crouching ducking places, but personally that's what I expect in caves. One serious...More

Thank KHilton1
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a really cool place to visit. Tons of things to do! There is a play area for children 6+, zipline thing, and a free fall terradactly ride! The caves are amazing! BOOK EARLY!

Thank kimaxh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been to lots of east coast and deep south caves, but this one at high elevation had a great story, slightly adventurous walk, and a funny, knowledgeable tour guide Jim.

Thank ginjerc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took my kids to Cave of the Winds because it was a place that I visited as a child. Neither had been in a cave before and this was a great first for them. Wear comfortable shoes. We did the discovery tour which is...More

Thank taylorS73
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family of four went (kids aged 6 & 8) end of July. The staff was flexible in changing the times of our tickets. That, unfortunately, is the only outstanding feature of Cave of the Winds. To be fair, it was raining. So the kids...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are looking for a carnival version of cave tour then this is right up your alley. I've toured many caves and spelunked many caves. When parking your car you are greeted with a carnival like atmosphere of jungle gyms, zip lines, and other...More

1  Thank pilotjdr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our cave tour was very informative and well paced. Absolutely stunning scenery from building. Kids loved ropes course. Younger ones thrilled with special "climb through webbing to get to slide" - FREE!!!

Thank leonardz908
Reviewed 6 days ago

A cave way up on the sides of a mountain. Very good tour. Lots of rooms. Other activities, rides and restaurant, gift shop, etc. outside the entrance to the cave.

Thank JoanieLong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mother Nature at her best! A must see if in the area! The Grand Canyon,Boot Hill,Monument Valley are all in the category ......"Must See Attractions"!

1  Thank craigcharnov
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Cheri F
31 May 2017|
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Response from huskertravelers | Reviewed this property |
As a senior I found the walk in the cave easy and interesting. There are lovely views and an nice gift shop with panoramic views.
26 May 2017|
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Response from vikkistarr1 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend early morning it does get rather warm here in the summer it would definitely be cooler in the morning,But if your want to go on a tour in the caves you definitely want to bring a light jacket it's cool in... More
10 May 2017|
Response from Cave_of_the_Winds | Property representative |
Hi Sherlb! Thank you for asking. The average time to do the Discovery Tour and all of the rides would be about 2 - 2.5 hours. However, if you plan on coming in the summer, specifically July, it could take closer to 4 hours... More