Cave Of The Winds

Manitou Springs, CO

Where are we going?

Cave Of The Winds
100 Cave of the Winds Rd
Manitou Springs
CO 80829

719 685-5444

What is there to do?

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?

Adults: Tours from $15

Children: Tours from $9 (ages 6 to 12)

Discount: Military discounts

Free Under: 5 years


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.


When can we go?

9am - 9pm summer. 10am - 5pm Sept to May.

364 days a year.


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

I’m Hungry!

They sell snacks at the gift shop, and there is the Cavers Cafe where you can pick up lunch, drinks and snacks

Healthy Eating

Carry bottled water with you and some healthy snacks in your bag for energy. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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