What to Expect

Arriving: Please plan to arrive about 20-30 minutes prior to your reservation to give yourself enough time to get parked and checked in. There may be heavy traffic on the way here, so be sure to plan enough travel time.

Note: If you will be traveling on I-25 between Colorado Springs and Denver please be aware there is a lot of road construction going on in that area currently that may slow down your travel time.

Checking-In: When you arrive for your cave tour or above ground adventure you will need to go to the Ticket Office to check-in. Do NOT go directly to the cave entrance or ride gate. Once you check in you will be given directions where to meet your tour guide and/or given wristbands and loading tickets to access the above ground adventures. If you have a Season Pass or received the military discount you will be asked to show your Season Pass or Military ID at the time you check in.

Above Ground Adventures: All the Above Ground Adventures and rides are weather permitting. The rides must close if it is actively raining or snowing, there is thunder and/or lightning in the area, or there are excessive high winds. The rides and Above Ground Adventures can usually reopen as soon as the weather clears up again. In the event weather does close the rides for longer than 15 minutes you may check back in with us to get your tickets rescheduled.

Pioneer Package: Everyone must be at least 42″ inches tall to go with a paying adult, or 48″ inches tall to go alone, weigh less than 300 lbs., and securely fit the harnesses to ride. Everyone must wear closed toed shoes that cannot fall off their feet. Everyone must wear either shorts or long pants as skirts CANNOT be accommodated due to the nature of the harnesses.

Terror-Dactyl: Everyone must be at least 48″ inches tall, weigh between 100 lbs. and 250 lbs., and securely fit the harness to ride. Two riders must weigh no more than 450 lbs. and must be within 100 lbs. of each other’s weight to ride together.

Caving 101 Tour – ONLY: Crawling will be required during this tour so please expect to get dirty and possibly muddy. Please wear clothing you won’t mind getting dirty or possibly ruined by the cave mud. You must also bring a headlamp, as there will be no other source of light during this tour, as well as a pair of gloves. There will be a place to clean up and change after the tour so bring a change of clothes and extra pair of shoes to change into.

What to Bring

Inside the Cave: The temperature inside the cave is always around 54 degrees Fahrenheit, no matter what the weather is like outside. You may want to bring a light jacket or sweater. Comfortable shoes with good traction are also recommended, as there may be slick spots while on tour.

Caving 101 Tour – ONLY:

  • A good headlamp (For the Caving 101 tour, only).
  • A pair of gloves, for example, leather working gloves, gardening gloves, dish washing gloves, etc. (For the Caving 101 tour, only).
  • Knee pads, though not required, are recommended. (For the Caving 101 tour, only).
  • A change of clothes and an extra pair of sturdy athletic shoes – crawling is required, and the cave is often muddy. (For the Caving 101 tour, only).
  • Please wear clothing you will not mind getting dirty and possibly ruined by mud. The cave is 54 degrees year-round and humid, so please dress with this in mind. (For the Caving 101 tour, only).

Above Ground Adventures: Due to the nature of the full body harnesses, everyone must wear either shorts or long pants. Skirts will NOT be allowed. You must also wear shoes with closed toes that will not fall off your feet. Sandals, high heels, flip flops, etc. will not be permitted.

Terror-dactyl: Please wear shoes that cannot easily fall off your feet while on the ride.

Bring a camera to document your adventures with us! Camera will NOT be allowed on the above ground adventures due to the high risk of damaging or dropping them into the canyon below, but we will be sure to take photos on the Terror-dactyl for you, to purchase afterward.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at:

Email: info@caveofthewinds.com

Phone: (719) 685-5444 ext. 6

Chat: Just click the icon on the bottom right corner of the screen to send us a message or chat with us live during normal operating hours.

Someone is usually available to help you 10:00am – 5:00pm, seven days a week.

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