Cave of the Winds, 6 mi. w. of I-25 exit 141 on US 24, offers cave tours through lighted chambers. On the Discovery Tour, a half-mile walking tour, visitors see chambers containing stalactites, stalagmites, helictites and other natural cave formations. On the Lantern Tour visitors light their own way with handheld lanterns while guides tell tales of early cave exploration, ghosts and the history of the cave’s first owners. Caving 101 includes crawling through small passageways. Additional outdoor activities include a rope course, a zipline, an aerial ride, a free-fall ride and gold panning. Food is available in summer.
Note: Cave temperature is 54 F; jackets are recommended.
Guided tours are available. Food is available.
Discovery Tour $20; $12 (ages 6-12); $16 (military with ID); $10 (children of military). Lantern Tour $30; $15 (ages 6-12); $25 (military with ID); $12 (children of military). Ages 5 and under are not permitted on the Lantern Tour. Caving 101 $45. Do-It-All Pass (includes Discovery Tour, rope course, aerial ride, free-fall ride and digital photograph) $95.
Hours: Daily 9-9, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 10-5, rest of year. Laser light show 9 p.m., mid-June to mid-Aug. (weather permitting). Closed Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.