South Central Colorado Sights

Cave of the Winds

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

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Discovered by two boys in 1880, the cave has been exploited as a tourist sensation ever since. The only way to enter the site is by purchasing a tour, but once inside the cave you'll forget the hype and commercialism of the gimmicky entrance. The cave contains examples of every major sort of limestone formation, from icicle-shaped stalactites and stump-like stalagmites to delicate cave flowers, fragile anthodite crystals, flowstone (or frozen waterfalls), and cave popcorn. Enthusiastic guides host easy 45-minute walking tours, adventurous cave expeditions, and lantern tours that last 1½ hours. Games like laser tag and rides like the Terror-dactyl, which swings riders off a 200-foot cliff, offer more fun outside of the cave.

Sight Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

719-685–5444

Sight Details:

  • $15–$45
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day, daily 9–9; early Sept.–late May, daily 10–5

Published 11/18/2015

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