Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Vail

4.1
#33 of 234 in Museums in Arizona
This desert refuge has sheltered people for over a thousand years. It has been home, shrine, hideout, challenging workplace, exciting playground, tranquil retreat. Today the 2,400-acre Park showcases crystal-filled Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Enjoy cave tours, horseback trail rides, petting zoo, non-motorized trails, picnicking, & camping.
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  • The ladder tour is fun, interesting and gives you a chance to explore off the regular walking path. Small group sizes (6 in our group) and Jordan was an awesome guide. We even got to clamber around...  more »
  • The drive to this park was beautiful. Once at the top where the caves are the vistas are incredible. We got some great photos. First you see a stone building surrounded by cactus and trees and other.....  more »
  • I took the ladder tour, which they were able to squeeze me at the last minute. For me, it was an amazing experience. I thoroughly enjoyed all the informationa and history the guide provided, but the.....  more »
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  • Colossal Cave was amazing. I was expecting it to be like Carlsbad but it was a whole different experience. It was more real and raw with some narrow pathways and smells; just like caving should be. And, that was just the basic tour. I haven't tried the other tours, yet, but plan to in the future. The gift shop was nice as well and after the tour, it was nice being in there with the air conditioning. The views from the landing and the parking lot were beautiful as well as the views from the drive there. I highly recommend a visit if you like adventure and natural earth formations.
  • Such a great place! We did the ladder tour, not too strenuous as long as you don’t have any mobility issues. Our tour guide was friendly, personable, knowledgeable and engaging, she made it so much fun! Definitely hope to visit again the next time we’re in that part of the state to check out some of their other tours. They also have a cute little gift shop and a cafe on site. I would undoubtedly recommend a visit here!
  • Very enjoyable visit! We did the ladder tour, 5 of us with our own guide, going off trail and climbing ladders into areas that the general public doesn't see. Beautiful formations, awesome experience, knowledgeable guide! Highly recommend!
  • - Really enjoyed the human history of the caves, from the Hohokam, to early settlers, to commercialization - Cave was really awesome. More well lit than many others, and impressive - Lots of natural wildlife. We saw a Coatimundi who makes a regular appearance there - Tons of parking. Easy in / out - Beautiful view of surrounding area from outside - Restaurant was similar to what you'd find at a concessions stand at a high school football game. Would have liked a few options on the more healthful side.
  • I just love getting to explore new things and this one was no let down. We spent an hour touring the caves and learning the history and geology of the caves. The tour guides were both helpful and informative.
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