Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Manitou Springs

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Navigate narrow tunnels, uneven stairs, and low passageways and discover the mysteries of Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. A great choice for family adventure, this historic natural landmark was discovered by two brothers in 1881 and has been thrilling travelers ever since. You can take a tour of the cave. The outdoor park boasts loads of adrenaline-packed adventures, such as climbing canyon walls or soaring across a canyon. At the end of your exciting journey, grab a snack at the cafe or browse the gift shop for crystals and geodes. Arrange your visit to Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Manitou Springs using our Manitou Springs road trip site.
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  • We did the haunted lantern tour today with our guide Madi and she was exceptional, a great story teller. We have done many cave tours all over including several here at this cave but she by far was... 
    We did the haunted lantern tour today with our guide Madi and she was exceptional, a great story teller. We have done many cave tours all over including several here at this cave but she by far was...  more »
  • Madi was fantastic on our ghost lantern tour! The tour was Fantastic. I loved her way of telling the stories very animated and she really got into the stories. 
    Madi was fantastic on our ghost lantern tour! The tour was Fantastic. I loved her way of telling the stories very animated and she really got into the stories.  more »
  • We did the discovery tour and it was so fun and informative. Our guide was super excited and so energetic...and full of information about the cave. There are a lot of stairs and some tight spots that....  more
    We did the discovery tour and it was so fun and informative. Our guide was super excited and so energetic...and full of information about the cave. There are a lot of stairs and some tight spots that....  more »
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  • We had the best time! My boyfriend and I were the only ones that booked for the Lantern Tour during that time slot so it was like our own personal tour. Our tour guide Will L. was great. He made the whole experience awesome! We were so surprised to hear at the end of the tour that he only had only done a few tours on his own before. He had a lot of knowledge and was a great story teller of the ghost stories. We would highly recommend Will and the Lantern Tour to anyone visiting the Springs! My boyfriend is 6’3” and there were definitely some spots that were a bit tight for him but he was able to manage. The tight spots don’t last long and going through them to get to the open parts are totally worth it.
  • Did the lantern tour, which takes place in a different, undeveloped (and unlit) cave. It was definitely an experience. Our guide, Hippie, was fantastic. He put on a performance worthy of the theater and kept things fun all the same. Clearly knowledgeable and dedicated to his craft. The cave itself is beautiful - when they light it up with a flash light. Going through with a barely functional lantern for a light source definitely makes for an interesting tour. If you're into ghost stories you'll really enjoy it.
  • We did the Lantern Tour with Austin H. Talk about a memorable tour. He was seriously the best. His banter was remarkable, never missing a beat. Him and I joked and he made it so fun. He is the perfect mix you want in a tour guide. I highly recommend him. The knowledge he has, his quirks all mixed in is the best remedy for a tour like this. This tour isn’t for the feint of heart, the stories down in the caves can get dark. Be prepared but enjoy it was so fun!
  • After living in Colorado Springs for 3 years we finally went here the other day. Above and beyond all expectations! Sawyer was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide on the spooky lantern tour and we are going to be back soon to do the discovery tour. Looked like a very fun playground for kiddos of a certain height? (Did not investigate properly, will make another review after next visit with more info on that!) This is definitely a place to put on your radar!
  • We went on the lantern tour and we loved it. Jeremy our tour guide was awesome. Before we even got into the cave he made sure everyone was having fun. Going through the cave with just candle light was a cool experience and learning the dark history was interesting. The story telling from Jeremy was great and he scared my wife and daughter a couple times. My only problem was not with the cave or the tour guide, its with the other guests. 4 couples and we were the only ones that tipped our tour guide Jeremy. Tip your guides people. They deserve it.

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