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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, comfortable options are offered. The cave is considered dry or dormant as it is no longer 'growing' crystal formations, due to a lack of water. The preserved stalagmites, stalactites, and flowstone create a cavern of wonder,that visitors can enjoy during a guided tour that takes 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: $18.00 adults, $9.00 children (ages 5-12), Free, children (ages 4 & under), other concessions available