FAQs

 

Planning Your Visit

Frequently Asked Questions


What should I wear for my tour?
Wear comfortable clothing: jeans, shorts, or even a comfortable skirt will do. Make sure your shoes have good traction – sneakers or hiking boots are ideal. Bring a light jacket – even in the heat of a Colorado summer, the temperature in these Colorado caves is a pleasant 54 degrees.

Are baby backpacks or strollers allowed?                                  
Front baby carriers are permitted. Our caves have narrow, short passageways with over 200 stairs, so strollers and baby backpacks are not allowed. 

Are leashed pets allowed?
Pets are not allowed in Cave of the Winds.

Is the cave wheelchair-accessible?
The cave itself is not wheelchair-accessible because of its narrow passageways and stairs. We can give you a complimentary visit into the Canopy Hall, the first room in the Cave, which highlights beautiful formations. Wheelchair access is available in the nature center, pavilion, Caver’s Cafe, Gift Shop, and restrooms.

Is Cave of the Winds for everyone in my family?
Cave of the Winds is an exciting Colorado natural attraction that can be enjoyed by everyone in your family, from toddlers to grandparents. Cave tours are not recommended for pregnant women or people with heart or respiratory problems. All family members can enjoy our visitor center, gift shop, and the lovely views of Williams Canyon.

Is Cave of the Winds open on holidays?
We are open every day except Christmas Day. On Memorial Day and July 4th, we are open 9 a.m..-9 p.m. On Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve, we are open from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (last tour at 1 p.m). On New Year’s Day, Easter and Labor Day, we are open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Click here for our calendar.

How do I get to Cave of the Winds?
Click here for a map and directions.

Do you have any discounts?
Check out our Discounts & Deals page for a full list of available discounts.

We offer military discounts with a valid military ID:
– Discovery Tour: $14/adult, $7/children (6-11), Children 5 and under are free.
– Lantern Tour: $20/adult, $11/children (6-11), Children 5 and under are not permitted on this tour.

We also offer special discounts for members of the National Caves Association or the National Speleological Society. Just show your membership card at the ticket office for a free admission to the Discovery Tour. We do NOT offer AAA, AARP, or senior discounts. Please call (719) 685-5444 to ask about any other seasonal discounts we may offer.

Are cameras or camcorders allowed in the Colorado Caves?
Yes! We encourage cameras and camcorders in the cave.
Click here to see photos from the Cave of the Winds

Is there a snack bar?
Yes, in our Caver’s Cafe. Open daily after March 15 for spring break; After spring break and before Memorial Day: open Wednesday-Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday);  Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, open daily, 10 a.m -7 p.m.
(Hours are subject to change.)

Is parking free?
Parking is free for Cave of the Winds!

Can I hike in Williams Canyon?
At the present time, Williams Canyon is closed to all hiking! Due to the Waldo Canyon Fire, the U.S. National Forest Service has closed the area to all hiking.

Are there campgrounds nearby?
We are located near the foot of Pikes Peak, and there are a variety of hotels and campgrounds close to Cave of the Winds. Click here for listings.

Can I make a group reservation?
Reservations for tours are accepted for groups of 15 or more. A deposit is required, and we recommend you make reservations at least two weeks in advance. For reservations and group rates, call 719-685-5444, ext. 5056 or email us.

Can I have my wedding at Cave of the Winds?
Ah, romance and adventure! Yes, there are weddings held at Cave of the Winds each year in either the Bridal Chamber or the Canopy Hall!

For more information, call 719-685-5444. Start your Colorado caving experience today!