Caves and Mines
Cave Of The Winds Manitou Springs
Where are we going today?
Guess what! Did you know that if you are looking for a family adventure, you don't have to just look ABOVE ground?
Cave of the Winds in Colorado is an underground adventure you won't be forgetting in a while. Not only are there tours to take you through these natural wonders, but there are also rides and attractions to top off your family day out. That's pretty cool!
But first, the tours! These family friendly tours will let you investigate incredible cave formations whilst you learn all about the history of them.
Cave of the Winds were discovered all the way back in 1881, and there are three exciting tours that you can choose from.
The Discovery Tour is ideal for families, and the most popular tour on offer. You will be taken through nearly a mile of caverns, including some impressive sights such as the Temple of Silence and the Bridal Chamber.
Don't forget to duck under Fat Man's Misery! A special part of the tour is when you will experience total darkness!
The Lantern Tour will take you on a historic and rugged cave journey where you will re-live the thrilling experience of those early explorers. You see, your tour will only be lit by lanterns!
If you aren't afraid to get yourself a bit dirty, the Caving 101 tour lets you explore undeveloped sections of the caves, and it involves crawling with a flashlight!
But, we did also say that Cave of the Winds is more than just a cave! You can brave a ride that sits on the edge of a 200 foot cliff, or navigate a challenging course on the rim of the 600 foot deep Williams Canyon.
Now THAT sounds like you need your brave hat on!
Adventure all around at Colorado's Cave of the Winds.
How much does it cost?
- AdultsTours from $15
- ChildrenTours from $9 (ages 6 to 12)
- Free Under: 5 years
When can we go?
9am - 9pm summer. 10am - 5pm Sept to May.
364 days a year.
They LOVE having students visit the caves, and there are even add ons you can include to your tour, such as gold panning or the challenge course!.
They sell snacks at the gift shop, and there is the Cavers Cafe where you can pick up lunch, drinks and snacks.
Carry bottled water with you and some healthy snacks in your bag for energy. .
Any Top Tips?
You can have your birthday party at the caves - that's pretty unique! Celebrate in style, just speak to them about the options .
Doing our bit
They carefully look after this geological wonder, and set regulations to ensure their longevity. Make sure you follow any guidelines to help!.
Need a little extra help?
The cave itself is not accessible because of the stairs and the passageways, but they offer you a complimentary visit into Canopy Hall. The cafe, gift shop, center and restrooms are accessible. .
Front baby carriers are permitted..
Can I get one of those?
Get that pocket money ready because there is indeed a gift shop! Apparel, kids stuff, and educational items are all ready to be taken home!.
Parking is FREE!.
What people are saying?
by Hannah A
This was one of the coolest things I've ever done! Very fun experience! You can determine how wet you will get, ranging from pretty dry to completely soaked. Definitely recommend going up to the hurricane deck to feel like you are right under the falls. Bring a water proof camera if you have one and don't wear long pants! Definitely worth $12!
by Frayda Prince
Just went this past Sunday. The wait was 35+ minutes so if you go on a busy day, be prepared to wait. The actual experience was amazing! Highly recommend. However, I wouldn't recommend to very young children because the experience is very intense. Hurricane Deck is an accurate name! I also recommend getting the Discovery Passes so you can take advantage of the trolley. It's a long walk to this attraction from the other attractions.
by Jason .Roberts
My son called it "Epic". It was my first time at the cave of the winds myself and I found it quite amazing myself.
by Jon Saylor
Best experience at Niagra Falls. I would recommend purchasing the Discovery passport. Can't beat the price.
by Ryan Mori
It was wild and almost I can reach waterfall! Get soak to the bones! I love it!