Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs CO. is an amazing destination for an unforgettable vacation exploring the insides of geological caves that are millions of years old, though they were discovered and developed in modern times in the 1800’s. The caves are located near Colorado Springs Co, 17 miles from the Colorado Springs Airport, with numerous hotels and motels in the city itself.
The caves offer a multitude of adventures like the Discovery Tour, a 45minute walking tour, perfect for families, led by knowledgeable tour guides explaining the history and information about the caves. The Lantern Tour is 90 minutes and goes deeper into the mountains, and Caving 101 is a two hour trip delving even further into the undeveloped areas of the caves.
Besides discovering the inside of the mountain, there are incredible adventures outside. Bat-A-Pult is an Arial ride over the gorgeous Manitou Springs Williams Canyon. Or you can be totally engaged and thrilled while strapped into a full body harness, on the Wind Walker Challenge; a 3 story obstacle course over the Williams Canyon. For even more thrills, try the Terror Dactyl, a ride that drops from the top of Canyon at a dizzying speed of 200 miles an hour.
Cave of the Winds offers something for everyone, many of the attractions suitable for children with some especially designed for the kids to play and learn about the natural wonders of the caves structures and inhabitants. The entire family can experience real panning for gold. There is a gift shop and café available. The Cave of the Winds is truly a wonder filled adventure destination in beautiful Colorado.