South Central Colorado Sights


Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds Review

Discovered by two boys in 1880, the cave has been exploited as a tourist sensation ever since. The entrance is through the requisite "trading post," but once inside the cave you'll forget the hype and commercialism. The cave contains examples of every major sort of limestone formation, from stalactites and stalagmites to delicate cave flowers, rare anthracite crystals, flowstone (rather like candle wax), and cave coral. Enthusiastic guides for the 45-minute tour also run more adventurous cave expeditions. A special lantern tour lasts 1½ hours.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Cave of the Winds Rd., off U.S. 24, Colorado Springs, CO, 80829 | Map It
  • Phone: 719/685–5444
  • Cost: $18–$24
  • Hours: June–Aug., daily 9–9; Sept.–May, daily 10–5
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  • Location: Colorado Springs
Updated: 10-01-2013

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