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Cave of the Winds

6 miles west of I-25 exit 141 on US 24, Manitou Springs, CO 80929
719.685.5444
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a premier Colorado attraction for more than a...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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. Try the Outdoor Attractions including our Bat-A-Pult zip line that takes you on an epic, 1,200-foot round trip flight across Williams Canyon at speeds of nearly 25 mph. You'll also want to try out our Wind Walker Challenge Course! Located on the rim of a 600-foot drop into Williams Canyon, thrill-seekers of all ages can navigate a challenging maze of steel beams, swinging ropes and ladders, wearing a specially designed harness. Safe and fun for the whole family!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We recently went on the 40 min Discovery Tour. It was wonderful to walk through all the caves and learn their history. Tim, our guide, was great and provided a lot of information and perfectly timed cheesy jokes :) However, with just 40 mins for the tour, I felt as though he spoke very fast and we were rushed through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a pretty well done theme park in the mountains. Not ridiculously invasive on the terrain. Fun rides. Great for kids. We didn't do the cave stuff. Pretty expensive. But the Terrordactyl and the zip line and obstacle course were really awesome. Kids loved it. But who wouldn't?!

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I arrived at the caves just in time for a tour. There were only seven of us in the group so it was very personalised. The guide (I think his name was George) was excellent - very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. We enjoyed the tour - it was informative and entertaining. Well worth the... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Was there recently with grandkids. The wait to get into the cave was fairly long so we never got in. But the fairly new ultimate gorge "swing" was awesome. You and friend enter and sit in the chair normally but then are rotated 90 degrees and are then looking straight down into the very deep gorge. They release the swing... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was my second visit to Cave of the Winds and we all find it to be a very fun day trip. The guides and workers are all very pleasant and helpful. Outside the cave is a high adventure course that most everyone in our party just loved. The guides on the course are very helpful and encouraging. Inside the... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The 45 minute tour is well organized and interesting. I always enjoy a good cave tour, having visited several large caves previously (Mammoth in KY is awesome!). While this is NOT Mammoth, it was an interesting cave with lots of ups and downs and unique features. Definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately, we had two poorly behaved 4/5 year-olds on our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This area as whole was the biggest tourist trap west of the Mississippi in the 40s and 50s when car trips were the norm. The road up is steep. We only had to wait a few minutes for our tour. Like most tours your milage my vary depending on your guide, ours was excellent. Very informative with a just the... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I've always been one to enjoy a fun cave tour with my father. I hadn't gone in about 15 years and we decided to catch up on some old traditions with one of my friends! It was a lengthy tour and inexpensive. They take your picture inside of the cave without your group and they're only 5$ to buy. I... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

David was an energetic and entertaining guide on a unique tour of the caves using candlelight to explore.

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Chandler, Arizona
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had read about this cave and decided to take our girls ages 4 & 7 on the standard tour. It was very well organized and our guide David Schipper was amazing!!! Lots of fun and he made us laugh while he educated us about the different components of the cave. He certainly knew his stuff! The cave itself is... More 

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