Hours & Directions

Discover Colorado Caves

williams canyon Open 364 days a year, Cave of the Winds is nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak and overlooks Manitou Springs and scenic Williams Canyon. Enjoy subterranean adventures – at the top of a mountain!

address and phone number

  • Cave of the Winds is located at 100 Cave of the Winds Road in Manitou Springs, CO 80829 and our phone number is            (719) 685-5444

 

gps iconDIRECTIONS:

From I-25 in Colorado Springs, take Exit 141. Go west on Highway 24 about six miles. The entrance to Cave of the Winds is on the right, just past our billboard sign. Parking is free! Click here for an interactive map


hours of operation by month:

From Memorial Day to Labor Day our hours are 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. and September – May we are open Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please see below for more detailed hours of operation by month for the park, Outdoor Attractions and the Caver’s Café.

JANUARY 2016:

Open Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 4:00 p.m.


FEBRUARY 2016:

Open Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 4:00 p.m.


MARCH 2016:

Open Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Starting March 5th – Weather Permitting

  • Outdoor AttractionsThursday – Monday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Closed Tuesday & Wednesday (Weather Permitting)
  • Café: Starting March 5th Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

APRIL 2016:

Open Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 4:00 p.m.

  • Outdoor AttractionsThursday – Monday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,                                     Closed Tuesday & Wednesday (Weather Permitting)
  • Café: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MAY 2016:

Open Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 4:00 p.m.

    • Outdoor Attractions: Thursday – Monday, 11:00am – 4:30pm, Closed Tuesday & Wednesday (Weather Permitting)
    • Café:WednesdaySunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • SUMMER HOURS BEGIN: Starting Friday May 27th, 2016 the park will be open daily, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 8:00 p.m.
  • SUMMER HOURS BEGIN for Outdoor Attractions and the Café: Starting Friday May 27th, 2016 the Outdoor Attractions and the Café will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.                               (Outdoor Attractions are weather permitting)

JUNE 2016:

Open daily, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., with the last tour leaving at approximately 8:00 p.m.

    • Outdoor Attractions: Open daily, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.          (Weather Permitting)
    • Café Open daily, 10:00am – 9:00pm

JULY 2016:

Open daily, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 8:00 p.m.

  • Outdoor Attractions: Open daily, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.           (Weather Permitting)
  • Café: Open daily, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

AUGUST 2016:

AUGUST 1st - 14th, 2016:

Open daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 8:00 p.m.

  • Outdoor Attractions: Open daily 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Weather Permitting)
  • Café: Open daily, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

AUGUST 15th – 31st, 2016:

Open daily with later summer hours Friday – Sunday.

  • Park Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 5:00 p.m.
  •  Park Hours: Friday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 8:00 p.m.
  • Outdoor Attractions: Open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Weather permitting)
  • Café: Open Wednesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

SEPTEMBER 2016:

SEPTEMBER PARK HOURS:

  • September 1st: Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 5:00 p.m.
  • September 2nd – September 4th: Open daily, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 8:00 p.m.
  • Labor Day September 5th: Open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 4:00 p.m.
  • September 6th – September 30th: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 4:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS HOURS (Weather Permitting):

  • September 1st:  10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • September 2nd – September 4th: Daily, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Labor Day September 5th: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • September 6th – September 30th: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER CAFE HOURS:

  • September 1st, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • September 2nd – September 4th, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Labor Day, September 5th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

OCTOBER 2016:

Open Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. –  5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 4:00 p.m.

  • Outdoor Attractions: Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. (Weather Permitting)

NOVEMBER 2016:

Open Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 4:00 p.m.

  • SPECIAL THANKSGIVING HOURS: Park hours on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26th are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The last tour on this day will leave no later than 1 p.m.

DECEMBER 2016:

Open Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at approximately 4:00 p.m.

  • SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE HOURS: Park hours on Christmas eve, December 24th are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The last tour will leave no later than 1 p.m.
  • CHRISTMAS DAY: The park is closed on December 25th.
  • SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE HOURS: Park hours on New Year’s eve, Thursday, December 31st are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last tour will leave no later than 4:00pm

For more calendar information go to: CAVE OF THE WINDS CALENDAR


Distance from Other Cities

  • Albuquerque: 380 miles, approx. 5.5 hours drive time
  • Cheyenne: 170 miles, approx. 2.75 hours drive time
  • Dallas: 725 miles, approx. 12 hours drive time
  • Denver: 75 miles, approx. 1.25 hours drive time
  • Kansas City: 590 miles, approx. 8.75 hours drive time
  • Oklahoma City: 625 miles, approx. 9.75 hours drive time
  • Salt Lake City: 600 miles, approx. 8.5 hours drive time

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