Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Colossal Cave © Bill Morrow
In 1923, the first proper tours of Colossal Cave were conducted using ropes and lanterns; today more advanced 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 are beautiful to see, and the temperature inside the cave is always comfortably warm. Touring the whole cave 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.