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Cool Spot

Great way to beat the heat. This cave was about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The tour itself is kinda... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Angie C
Atlanta, Georgia
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Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Vail AZ

This is a "dry" cave - meaning it's not growing anymore. You will see beautiful cave formations... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reed O
Green Valley, United States
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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...more
16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641-6732
+1 520-647-7275
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to take a little drive from the Phoenix area and visit the Colossal Cave because my girlfriend wanted to see it. I'd been there before years ago. Even though it was my second time there, we both enjoyed the tour. We had a...More

Thank Bill O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the first people of the day and had our own personal tour. The gentleman that was our tour guide was awesome. He was a retired professor and knew his stuff and made the explanation of the cave so interesting. Being the first visitors...More

Thank Angie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 5 hour Wild Cave tour was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! This takes you way off the regular paths into the deepest, darkest parts of the cave. You wear helmets with headlamps, gloves and kneepads. You are climbing rock walls,...More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just went and did an afternoon Ladder Tour at Colossal. It was great! Carlsbad Caverns may be nationally known, but this tour at Colossal is waaaayy more fun. You'll crawl, slide, squeeze, and climb around really interesting parts of the cave. Our guide was...More

Thank CrazyBlue2Lima
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basic tour was, and always has been as good as it gets for a cave of this type. Tour guides are always fun, knowledgable and great. Cave itself is interesting, just what I dont recall is the stench for the first third of the tour....More

Thank Erika D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to beat the heat. This cave was about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The tour itself is kinda interesting it takes about 1.5 hours to complete. They have multiple tours you can take. We just did the standard tour. The stories and history they tell...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a "dry" cave - meaning it's not growing anymore. You will see beautiful cave formations like stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, boxwork, and helictites. It's easy to find. Good history on the local natives, the rancher who bought it, and now the updated visitors site....More

Thank Reed O
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time! My sister and I took our 4 kids for a day trip from Phoenix. Our tour was nice and our guide was well informed. The cave was about 70 even though it was about 95 outside. The lady at the...More

Thank cscala2018
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The cave is a nice get away and get out of the heat excursion. It is around 70 degrees in the cave. There are 3 different tour options and I recommend booking online ahead of time to secure your spot. The ladders tour was a...More

Thank randeeLL
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Went to Colossal Cave on a day trip from PHX, about a 2 1/2 drive. Week day 11:30 ladder tour was perfect and not busy at all. Took the Ladder tour with Erin as our guide. Tour starts off tame and works up to tighter...More

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May 13, 2018|
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Response from casacontenta2 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant..no. Go into Vail. They do have a snack bar
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't do the ladder tour - but you should just call and ask them. They want to make sure participants on their tours are comfortable, so I'm sure they would tell you.
Mary B
January 9, 2018|
Response from NotJustRocks | Reviewed this property |
I would say it is for sure! It has it's hazards, and you'll need to keep an eye on him, but I would say it's definitely kid friendly. They tell a couple neat stories about the cave during the tour, including one about how... More