Discovery Tour


Discover Colorado Caves

Discover Tour

An Ideal Family Tour

On our most popular tour, you’ll wind your way through nearly a mile of Colorado caverns, including the Majestic Hall, the Bridal Chamber and the Temple of Silence. You’ll duck under Fat Man’s Misery, marvel at geological formations like the Giant’s Bleeding Heart, and experience total cave darkness. Join us on a Discovery Tour to explore the wonders of the underground – at the top of a mountain!

discovery Tour Info

Our educational Discovery Tour is an easy, 45-minute walking tour ideal for beginning cavers and families. Our knowledgeable tour guides will answer questions and discuss cave history and geology as you explore twisting and turning passageways. The Discovery Tour is not recommended for pregnant women or persons with heart or respiratory problems. Front baby carriers are permitted, but, sorry, no strollers or baby backpacks. Also, tours are not accessible by wheelchair.

discovery Tour Hours & Prices

ALL prices and availability are subject to change until tickets are purchased.

Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend: Daily starting at 9 a.m. Tours leave every 20-30 minutes. Last tour leaves approximately 1 hour prior to closing. In summer, guests may experience a wait of 30-45 minutes between ticket purchase and the start of an available tour. Please see our Calendar for more specific hours of operation during the summer.

Winter (September-May): Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours leave every 30-40 minutes. Last tour leaves at approximately 4:30 p.m. Tour time will be based on availability at time of arrival unless you purchase tickets for a specific time and day.

compass iconDiscovery Tour Prices

Adults: $20
Children 6-12: $12
Children 5 & under: Free

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Military Discount

Please be ready to present a valid U.S. military ID when purchasing tickets with this discount. If you purchase tickets online, please be sure to bring your U.S. military ID to show at the ticket office before going on the tour.

Military Discount Prices

Adults: $16
Children 6-12: $10
Children 5 & under: Free

Questions: Call 719-685-5444 for more information



The Early Riser Special is only available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Early Riser Tickets must be purchased ONLINE ONLY to receive the discount. Tickets purchased onsite will be full price.

The early bird may get the worm, but we’ve got a much better deal for our early risers who take the Discovery Tour before 11 am. Our Early Riser Special is just the ticket for anyone who wants to beat the crowd and save a few bucks!

Early Riser Special Prices

Adults: $15
Children 6-12: $9
Children 5 & under: Free

Purchase tickets online for tours starting at 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 10 a.m. to receive the discounted price. This discount is for the Discovery Tour only.








Between 6 and 7 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday through Friday only, our Discovery Tour has happy hour prices! When you stay for this later tour, we’ll also treat you to a free popcorn with your Happy Hour ticket – it’s a great deal! After your tour, stick around and catch the Laser Show (June 15 – August 15th) when the sun goes down.

  • Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children
  • Happy Hour tickets are sold online only
  • 1 popcorn per purchased ticket, please look for the popcorn coupon in your confirmation email.
  • Please, no food allowed in cave.


Interested in a Discovery Tour group rate?

Please call 719-685-5444, Ext. 5 or email us with any questions you have. Click here to make a reservation for your group online today!