Cave of the Winds was discovered in 1881, and has been one Colorado's leading attractions for over a century. Visitors can explore fascinating caverns, experience total darkness, and wonder at stunning formations that have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. With three cave tours, kid-friendly activities, and daring attractions atop William Canyon, Cave of the Winds is a great source of adventure. While the amazing cave tours draw many guests, the more thrilling attractions, such as the Bat-a-Pult Zip Line, the Williams Canyon aerial dive ride, the Terror-dactyl, and the Wind Walker Challenge Course, are worth the visit as well.
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The educational, easy 45-minute Discovery Tour is a great option for families and beginning cavers. Knowledgeable guides answer visitors' questions as they lead them under the mountain through twisting paths, discussing cave geology and history. Visitors will duck beneath Fat Man's Misery, view the Temple of Silence, and marvel at the Giant's Bleeding Heart. The Discovery cave tour is an amazing Colorado experience.
The Lantern Tour provides visitors with a rugged cave adventure that gives them the opportunity to experience the thrilling journey of early explorers. Guests will journey deep into the Manitou Grand Caverns during the tour, exploring formations and passageways lit only by hand-held lanterns. Along the way, guides will tell ghost stories and folklore, as well as the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park's history. Visitors will feel like they've gone back in time as they walk through the barely lit Fairy Bridal Chambers and Marble Hall.
The Caving 101 Tour at Cave of the Winds explores undeveloped areas of the Manitou Grand Caverns by crawling and climbing through passageways only lit by a flashlight. Both visitors and locals alike around Colorado Springs will enjoy this unique underground adventure. Guests interested in the Caving 101 Tour need to reserve their spots at least two days in advance.
Wind Walker Challenge Course
Adventure and thrilling fun are combined at Cave of the Winds in the one-of-a-kind Wind Walker Challenge Course, an obstacle course that spans three stories. Balanced on top of the edge of Williams Canyon, featuring a 600-foot drop, the course thrills guests with a maze of ladders, ropes, and steel beams.
Visitors can experience the thrill of flying through the sky aboard the Bat-A-Pult. The epic aerial ride sends guests from the rafters of the Pavilion on a round-trip, 1200-foot flight at speeds of almost 40 mph along the breathtaking Williams Canyon. Younger guests can experience the ride with their mom or dad by their side.
Terror-dactyl is the first ride of its kind, with none like it in the world. This ride is definitely one that will give guests a rush of adrenaline as it sits on the end of the Williams Canyon's 200-foot cliff. Visitors with the courage to ride the Terror-dactyl will be sent more than 150 feet at speeds of almost 100 mph into the canyon.
100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, Colorado, Phone: 719-685-5444