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Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Vail

(3.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • My boys and I have been to Kartchner Caverns and Lurray Caverns. Both of those were wet caves and much cooler inside. This one is dry so it's pretty much 71 degrees inside year round. It's much narrow...  more »
  • You get your tickets for the 45 minute to one hour tour inside the small gift shop. Outside the gift shop there is a food stand for a bite to eat or something to drink before or after the tour. There ...  more »
  • This is a dry cave which was quite comfortable. The steps are amazingly level and few. The CCC did a great job in the 1930's to adapt the front part of the cave for visitors, and 100,000 visitors annu...  more »
  • What a great little surprise that popped up along our road trip from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale! I saw a sign for the park on I 10. I took the exit and pulled over at a little shopping center and called the park to get some basic info. It turned out only to be a short but beautiful ride from the interstate. Plenty of free parking, friendly employees, all around a really cool experience. We took the basic tour. Most of the people in our group were pretty dull, but the young lady that guided us was very friendly, fun and knowledgeable. If you're like me and have never seen anything like this and you're in the area, it's a must. I wish we had more time but we had a long drive ahead of us. We did the tour, chatted with the folks in the gift shop, took lots of pictures and were back on the road in under two hours. I could have spent a lot more time there though. The cave was really cool and the views up there were stunning!
  • The people at the riding stables were really nice. I haven't been on a horse in years and they made sure I was comfortable before we set off. There was also a "sheriff" there who was very kind and had a pretty awesome taste in music. 😂 The cave tour was also very cool. Very informational. We're thinking of going back and taking the advanced your next time. But anyways, I certainly recommend going if you haven't yet. :)
  • This is a cool little cave and something if you're from Tucson and looking for something to do which is usually all of us. It's a good choice for a day trip. It's kind of pricey but you no longer have to pay just to get into the park. It's worth seeing at least once if you've never done it before.
  • We were very fortunate to have a 'private tour' of the cave. Just so happened that no others signed up for that time! Jessica was personable and real and she loved the cave! My dad and I were visiting Tucson to 'time travel' after living there ~+-30 years ago. I loved the cave, everything about it, just like when I was 7. This tour is an absolute must if you are visiting Tucson. History, amazing visual interest, and lore galore.....The sweetheart at the snack bar was also so kind to us, Jeannine (sp?) treated us so nicely. The food was great, as well! I highly recommend this adventure and I can't wait to go back. I also love bats!
  • We had Dane as our tour guide~ best tour guide ever!! He was funny, witty and educational. I went with my family which had 2 teenage boys and he was able to keep them entertained the entire time. In our group was a lot of small children as well and he was able to keep all ages interested~ which isn't easy. Thank you DANE!! You're the best! We will return only if you are there =D