Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Vail

4.1
#31 of 234 in Museums in Arizona
Must see · Cave · History Museum
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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  • My husband and I did a noon Classic tour and Mike was our tour guide. These are not wet caves so you don’t have to be as careful as in Kartchner Caves. You can take pictures even with a flash (except....  more »
  • We (3 seniors) took a day trip from Phoenix down to Tucson with a stop at Colossal Cave and it was well worth the time! We did the 11:00 am tour and inside the cave was more than 20 degrees cooler...  more »
  • 3 PM Sunday afternoon tour with my son and 5 year old grandson. It was quick 45 minute trip easy walking and steps through a large and beautiful cave  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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