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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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Lots of fun for adults and kids

Came here on a school trip with a group of kids. Tons of fun things to do! We did the cave tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenna M
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Denver, Colorado
Blew us away

We chose this place over Seven Falls due to the fact you have to shuttle into Seven Falls now... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BrazosGal
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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!
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lantern tour” (291 reviews)
“ropes course” (79 reviews)
“zip line” (131 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here on a school trip with a group of kids. Tons of fun things to do! We did the cave tour, which was better than I expected (as I've been in many caves already). Wind walker challenge course was also much better than expected,...More

Thank Jenna M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We chose this place over Seven Falls due to the fact you have to shuttle into Seven Falls now rather than drive in like in the 80's. Cave of the Winds was awesome though. Very affordable & our guide (Greg??) was fantastic. He did such...More

Thank BrazosGal
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to go to the Cave because I wanted to do a zip line and we reviewed the Bat a pult and it looked simple. It was a great ride and easy for beginners. Kids were getting on it with no problem. We didn't...More

Thank svl51
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent five hours here and could've stayed longer. We did the Discovery Tour and it was the perfect length of time for our group of ten (including 4 children ages 6-10). We bought lunch and were pleasantly surprised at how good the food tasted!...More

Thank Drichards80
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lifetime trip, beautiful, Everyone was very helpful. We booked our ride tickets online . Very customers friendly no problems. My daughter,husband and I rode the Terror Dactyl. Ages 27, 57 , 47 No jerking very smooth swing. Loved it.

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Thank John C
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a great experience for the family, we got a lot of information from the tour guide and the sites inside the cave were beautiful .

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Thank gabby20xx
Reviewed 5 days ago

Crowded cave and was not super impressed with tour information - cave in Glenwood Springs is more interesting.

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Thank laurelm40
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great tour guide, Kris. He was very informative and really had a passion and love for cave history! The kids loved the adventure park! We planned our tour for 6pm and let the kids play after; the cave offers "happy hour" pricing...More

Thank campcrystal
Reviewed 5 days ago

I came here specifically to ride the Terror Dactyl and it did not disappoint. The ride itself was pricey and of course you need to buy the video of your experience, but it was a once in a lifetime thing. The Cave of the Winds...More

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Thank Christine W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had a lot of fun on the lantern tour. My instructor was hilarious and brought a lot of the history of the cave to life.

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Cheri F
what can a senior do there?
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.
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ZeddyDog
Hi In the summer (mid June), which would be better temprature and crowds wise -- early bird or happy hour tours? Thanks!
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
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sherlb
What is a safe amount of time to allot for Cave of the winds now that they have added new attractions. We have other things planned so want to make sure to allow sufficient time for Discovery tour, and rides, and obstacle course?
10 May 2017|
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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
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