Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cave of the Winds, CO

Back in the fall, Drew and I went to Cave of the Winds and I guess I never got around to writing the post about it. Whoops! Time sure does fly.

Cave of the Winds is a cave in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado. It is located just west of Colorado Springs on U.S. Highway 24, near the Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Tours of the complex of caves are given daily. We ended up doing the Discovery tour, there are 2 other tours given daily. I'd suggest buying your tickets online in advance, there was a family that was in front of us, who ended up having to pay for the more expensive tickets and wait an hour for the tour, or wait 2 hours for the next Discovery tour.

The Discovery Tour is an easy, educational, 45-minute walking tour for beginning cavers and families. Our knowledgeable tour guides discuss cave history and geology and answer questions as you explore twisting paths under the mountain. You’ll duck under Fat Man’s Misery, marvel at geological formations like the Giant’s Bleeding Heart and see the Temple of Silence.

The tour it self was very informative, you're not allowed to eat, or have anything to drink on the tour, and they ask you not to stop to take photos, personally I think it's a stupid request, because the best photos aren't at specific spots, so like the rebel that I am, I took pictures whenever I felt like it. HAHA. 

All in all, it was a good day. If you haven't been to Cave of the Winds, I would highly suggest checking it out!

Hours: Daily 10-5p
Address: 100 Cave of the Winds Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Parking: Free
Not Pet friendly