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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Vail, AZ

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Address: Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E Old Spanish Trail, Vail, AZ 85641, USA How do we get there? Number: 520 647 7275
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Colossal Cave Mountain Park is home to Colossal Cave - so why not have a family day out adventure UNDERNEATH the earth!

There are a number of tours that you can take within Colossal Cave, so you can be sure to find something that's perfect for your family.

The Regular Cave Tour is a great one to start with. Just 45-50 minutes in length, this tour takes you half a mile through the caves. Along the way, you can explore the cave's history, geology, legends, and of course all those amazing formations.

Kids will be amazed at the stalactites that protrude from the ground, and those stalagmites that hang from the ceiling. Helictites, boxwork and flowstone are all other features that you can see as you journey through Colossal Cave!

If you want to explore those mysterious, off-route areas which not many have some across before, then try out the Daytime Ladder Tour. here you can see partially-developed sections of the cave that have rarely been seen since the 1950s! Just grab your helmet and your gloves, and get ready for a 90 minute adventure!

If you're lucky you might even get to meet a bat or a spider along the way!

Want to amp it up? You can take on the Nighttime Ladder Tour with Dinner! You get to enjoy the adventures of the Daytime Ladder Tour, but with a tasty meal to wash down that adrenaline with!

Think that is all the adventure that Colossal Cave Mountain Park offer? Think again! The Wild Cave Tour is perfect if you want to follow in the footsteps of the outlaws and make your way through unlit, unmarked and very rarely seen passageways!

Kids as young as 14 can take on this challenge - a great adventure for them!

The Colossal Cave Mountain Park is also home to almost half the bat species in the state of Arizona! Keep an eye out - you might just spot some spectacular events!

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Tickets from $13



Same as adult


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Colossal Cave Mountain Park FAQ’s

The cave is a fantastic natural phenomenon, so they do their best to look after it. Any rules they have - please follow as it is all for the protection of the cave!

You can pick up snacks in the gift shop

The caves are always 70F and dry so dress accordingly.

They have a gift shop where they sell Southwestern souvenirs, rocks and minerals, shirts, books...a great selection of gifts!

You can bring your own food and water but you can't take it into the cave

You do need to be able to walk down and up about 363 stairs. Often those who are deaf or blind have successfully completed a tour however! Check if you have questions

Riding stables offering trail rides nearby.

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