Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Manitou Springs

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Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
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Navigate narrow tunnels, uneven stairs, and low passageways and discover the mysteries of Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. A great choice for family adventure, this historic natural landmark was discovered by two brothers in 1881 and has been thrilling travelers ever since. You can take a tour of the cave. The outdoor park boasts loads of adrenaline-packed adventures, such as climbing canyon walls or soaring across a canyon. At the end of your exciting journey, grab a snack at the cafe or browse the gift shop for crystals and geodes. Arrange your visit to Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Manitou Springs using our Manitou Springs road trip site.
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  • We had a wonderful time at Cave of the Winds. Our tour guide, a young woman named Maddie lead us on the lantern tour and that was a blast. Surprisingly this was her first tour on her own and you... 
    We had a wonderful time at Cave of the Winds. Our tour guide, a young woman named Maddie lead us on the lantern tour and that was a blast. Surprisingly this was her first tour on her own and you...  more »
  • This was an amazing experience! The cave was much cooler than I imagined, and our guide, Grant, was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable. The cave was so interesting for us adults and my young niece.....  more
    This was an amazing experience! The cave was much cooler than I imagined, and our guide, Grant, was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable. The cave was so interesting for us adults and my young niece.....  more »
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  • We had the best time! My boyfriend and I were the only ones that booked for the Lantern Tour during that time slot so it was like our own personal tour. Our tour guide Will L. was great. He made the whole experience awesome! We were so surprised to hear at the end of the tour that he only had only done a few tours on his own before. He had a lot of knowledge and was a great story teller of the ghost stories. We would highly recommend Will and the Lantern Tour to anyone visiting the Springs! My boyfriend is 6’3” and there were definitely some spots that were a bit tight for him but he was able to manage. The tight spots don’t last long and going through them to get to the open parts are totally worth it.
  • Did the lantern tour, which takes place in a different, undeveloped (and unlit) cave. It was definitely an experience. Our guide, Hippie, was fantastic. He put on a performance worthy of the theater and kept things fun all the same. Clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to his craft. The cave itself is beautiful - when they light it up with a flash light. Going through with a barely functional lantern for a light source definitely makes for an interesting tour. If you're into ghost stories you'll really enjoy it.

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