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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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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... more » 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! « less
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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Suggestion: If you want to see the cave formations with interesting facts about the cave, take the regular tour. The lantern tour was just ok, it was more to try and scare you and not much on facts seeing or learning about the cave. Guide we had knew a script about a story, but nothing about the cave depths, distances,... More

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Cleveland, Texas
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45 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I chose to do the discovery tour. It was very awesome and the cave was gorgeous. Our tour guide Finn was really sweet and knowledgeable and she gave a really amazing tour. Definitely stop here and do a tour. It will only take an hour and a half and it will be totally worth it. They also... More

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West Jordan, Utah
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took the darker more story line tour with just candle light to light our way through the cave in one section of the cave. The whole family really enjoyed the tour. Going through small tunnels, narrow paths, large open rooms, and deep open holes that had a constant 51degrees throughout the tour. The lanterns were at one time all blown... More

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

very nice adventure, teens found it very interesting and fun. A little pricey but overall worth it. Ride up was a climb with many switchbacks.

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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We like caves and started a few years ago as the twins have gotten older. We really enjoyed this cave and some of the other activities. We only did the cave and the mining. Twins are rock hounds, what kid isn't, so that was the first time they were interested in that activity and it seems appropriate to be mining... More

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Cave of the Winds was quite an interesting tour and our guide was very informative. The cave was refreshing on a hot day and it is amazing what nature has created. Now to the Terror Dactyl. I have ridden many rides all over the country and after looking at this ride, I was very hesitant if I should take... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The lantern tour was unexpected and definitely exceeded our expectations. They really use old fashioned lanterns, candle and all! Our guide, David, was very informative and funny. It does require some bit of physical activity and we saw some people have issues with this, so please keep this in mind. Bring a light sweater! We shamelessly purchased a couple at... More

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Trenton, Missouri
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8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The hairpin drive to the top of this mountain was well worth the time. It offered very unique opportunities such as high thrill ziplining and suspended obstacle course. Didn't get to go to the cave as we got there too late. My children loved digging for gold in the sleuth mix you could purchase at the gift store.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to Cave of the Winds to tour the underground caves and were pleasantly surprised to see the Terror-Dactyl thrill ride had recently opened. The cave tour was good. Different than other cave tours I have done back east. If you have trouble with confined spaces and tight walkways then this is not for you. But if you like... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

instructions for if something drips or a lantern gets you kid friendly place, very neat if you are in the area, it has been a few years but I liked going there and would do it again

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