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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Colossal Cave © Bill Morrow
Colossal Cave © Bill Morrow

In 1923, the first proper tours of Colossal Cave were conducted using ropes and lanterns. Today, more advanced and comfortable options are offered. The cave is considered dry or dormant, no longer producing crystal formations due to a lack of water. The preserved stalagmites, stalactites, and flowstone create a cavern of wonder visitors enjoy during guided tours which take just under an hour. The cave itself is only part of the attraction, as the Mountain Park is blessed with a variety of wildlife and some glorious landscapes. Western-themed horseback tours are a popular way to explore the park.

Address: 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail Vail

Website: www.colossalcave.com

Telephone: (520) 647-7275

Opening times: Daily 8am-5pm

Admission: $18 adults, $9 children (ages 5-12), Free, children (ages 4 & under), other concessions available