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South Central Colorado Sights

Cave of the Winds

  • 100 Cave of the Winds Rd. Map It
  • Colorado Springs
  • Cave

Updated 10/01/2013

Fodor's 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.

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Sight Information

Address:

100 Cave of the Winds Rd., off U.S. 24, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80829, United States

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Phone:

719-685–5444

Sight Details:

  • $18–$24
  • June–Aug., daily 9–9; Sept.–May, daily 10–5

Updated 10/01/2013

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