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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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Subterranean World is Awesome

What an awesome tour. I was fortunate to arrive for the first general tour on a Monday morning... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brooklyn, New York
Nice day trip

A nice place to visit. Their trails are poorly marked. The basic cave tour is pretty basic, I agree... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Addie A
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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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16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641-6732
+1 520-647-7275
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Reviewed yesterday

What an awesome tour. I was fortunate to arrive for the first general tour on a Monday morning, and I was the only one! Go early is my advice. My tour guide Bill was great - knowledgeable, informative, and friendly. The formations inside the caves...More

Thank LCTaub2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice place to visit. Their trails are poorly marked. The basic cave tour is pretty basic, I agree the group size should be smaller for hearing the guide. The location & scenery of the place is almost the best part.

Thank Addie A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove out to the La Posta Quemada Ranch located at Colossal Cave Mtn Park and found the living conditions for the animals out there completely disgusting. There are too many animals in each corral and some of the corrals have so much standing water...More

Thank Silver W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took our niece and nephew on the basic cave tour. We all have had cave tours before and wanted to add this to our list. The drive to the cave was stunning even though we live in the state the views were beautiful. The...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my husband and I first caving experience and I must say we were in awe at the formations in the cave. We took the basic tour, however, there are other options. There is so much history behind this cave, and our tour guide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, guide did a good job. If you are at or near the front of the group, the tour is much more interesting than if you are at the back. I think the group was about 20, when 10 would have been a better...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the basic tour and it was fun with an 8 year old and a baby. The tour guide was informative and amusing. There is a lot to learn about this dry cave. There are also a couple of other tour options that take...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this activity when were looking for something to do that would not leave us out in the smoldering heat. We really enjoyed this activity. It was both fun and informative.

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the ladder tour. My daughter said it was 'epic' and she's pretty hard to please. Including the guide there were 5 so nice and small, everyone got to see everything and we were encouraged to ask questions throughout. The guide was knowledgeable, pointing...More

Thank Poirotgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I took four of my grandchildren to Vail, AZ for the Colossal Cave tour. We all really enjoyed the guided tour and the 363 stairs were not too much for 'Grandma.' Nice gift shop, drinks & snacks available, picnic area...altogether a nice...More

Thank camatchett
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Questions & Answers
25 June 2017|
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Response from Jordy B | Reviewed this property |
NO dogs allowed in the cave
15 January 2017|
Response from Colossal Cave M | Property representative |
Yes there is, we have an outdoor cafe at the cave entrance visitor center.
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