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, 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
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