A full-day of fun, Colorado-style:

The perfect trip for everyone in your group

With so much to do, even your littlest adventurers and seasoned travelers will find a full day of fun at Cave of the Winds. Consider us your personal travel guide – we’ll walk you through the perfect adventure for everyone in your group. 

Explore the caves


Cave Tours

Begin your day in the caves

Or end your day in the caves! Cave tours start at set-times throughout the day. Once your tour has been reserved, you’ll have a great sense of how to plan the rest of your day.

Our most popular tours:


Discovery tour

A fun, guided, educational walking tour for families and beginning cavers that includes learning about cave formations and geology.


Haunted Lantern tour

A longer, deeper (and darker!) exploration into the mountain, illuminated by lanterns. Hear ghost stories, folklore, and spooky history. To learn about cave formations and geology, check out our Discovery Tour!

Pro tip:
Discovery Tour or Haunted Lantern Tour?

If you’re looking for a fun and educational tour to see formations and learn about geology, then our Discovery Tour is for you!

Are you ready to cave?

Comfortable walking shoes, a light jacket, and your sense of adventure!

Bending down and shuffling your feet is required, so wearing athletic shoes is highly recommended. Please keep in mind your shoes may get muddy while on this 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.

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

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 is at info@caveofthewinds.com

Pro tip: Adventure is more than just a day

Check out our current Deals & Events!

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Mountain adventures


Save on fun with

The Pioneer Package

Perfect for families! Explore and soar when you choose this fun aboveground package.  The Pioneer package includes access to each of the included attractions: Wind Walker Challenge Course, Bat-A-Pult aerial adventure, Cliff Hanger Climbing Wall, and Geronimo’s Leap.

Stay well-fed


Lunch is served

Canyon Rim Grill

In between cave tours and your other adventures, you might get thirsty or hungry. Canyon Rim Grill will save the day whether you need a meal, drinks (including beer), water, or just a yummy snack like ice cream!

Prospectors Point Grill

Check out the Prospectors Point Grill in Frontier Canyon. A perfect place to hang out and grab a snacks and drinks after your Zip Line ride or Via Ferrata adventure!  

Pro tip: Canyon Rim Grill Favorites:

Get the adrenaline flowing



Jaw-dropping mountain experiences

Heart-pounding fun is waiting for you. Our Mountain Experiences place you at the edge of Williams Canyon and smack-dab in the middle of pure Colorado adventure. Add one or more of these sky-high experiences to your day.


The first of its kind anywhere in the world, the TERROR-dactyl sits on the edge of a 200-foot cliff. Those brave enough to ride will be launched 150 feet into the canyon at nearly 100 miles per hour!  Learn More

Take home some memories


Moments made into memories

Panning for gems

Just like miners used to pan for gold during the gold rush, relive what it was like to be a Colorado adventurer and pan for your very own gemstone collection at our Sluice. Everyone is guaranteed to find some! Panning for gemstones is fun for the whole family, and kids get a kick out of finding their own souvenirs to bring home.


Souvenir shopping

Established all the way back in 1881. Stop by Pickett’s Gift Shop to pick up Colorado souvenirs, unique gifts, tees and sweats, caps and hats, knives, jewelry, books, glassware, kid’s stuff, unique snacks and much, much more. Pickett’s Mercantile is open year-round.

Ready to book the perfect trip?

Each of our guided cave tours lead you deep within the heart of the Manitou Grand Caverns. Hidden inside the mountain, you’ll find ancient rock formations, stalactites, a bit of history and unforgettable adventure. 

Pro tip: Arrive early or stay late

The most inexpensive tours happen first thing in the morning or at the end of the day. Choose one of these tours and you’ll have the rest of the day to explore the mountainside. Early and late tours are not currently available due to limited hours. 

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