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Cave of the Winds

Go on a subterranean adventure to explore caves, caverns and rock formations that are hundreds of millions of years old. 

Venture deep into a vast underground cave network, hold on tight for hair-raising rides and enjoy stunning canyon views at the Caves of the Winds. There are adventures and activities for all the family at a natural wonder that was formed 500 million years ago. 

Brothers John and George Pickett were amongst the first to discover the cave in 1880 and it opened for public tours the following year. They have been in continuous operation ever since. 

Choose from one of the three tours on offer. The Discovery Tour is pitched at families and will take you through nearly a mile (1.6 kilometers) of cave formations. Step into caverns with such names as Majestic Hall and the Temple of Silence and experience total cave darkness.

The Lantern Tour is 90-minute trek through the Caves of the Winds. Learn about the history of the underground complex and listen to ghost stories in caves that are only illuminated by the light of your lanterns. Crawl through tight spaces on the Caving 101 Tour, an introduction to caving.

When you emerge from the cave system, try the thrill rides. Hurtle towards the canyon floor at almost 100 miles (161 kilometers) per hour on the Terror-dactyl dive ride. Go on the Bat-a-Pult, a 1,200-foot (366-meter) zip line ride across Williams Canyon. Very young children can climb and crawl through a subterranean-themed play land.

To enjoy superb views of the mountainous landscape and the 700-foot (213-meter) deep gorge, go to the Williams Canyon Overlook.

The cave complex is open every day except Christmas Day and the tours and rides attract separate fees. Visit the attraction’s website for details of age restrictions and tour reservations.  

The Cave of the Winds is situated at the foot of Pikes Peak, about 7 miles (11 kilometers) northwest of Colorado Springs. There is no bus service that travels directly to the caves, but you can get a bus to nearby Manitou Springs and ride in a taxi from there. Alternatively, drive and use the attraction’s free parking lot.


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Americas Best Value Inn Villa Motel ¥13,443
Americas Best Value Inn Villa Motel

Americas Best Value Inn Villa Motel

481 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Manitou Springs, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Manitou Springs Cave Dwellings. Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Cliff House at Pikes Peak ¥17,328
    Cliff House at Pikes Peak

    Cliff House at Pikes Peak

    306 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in the historical district, this historic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arcade Amusements, Manitou Springs Cave Dwellings, and Cave of the Winds. Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Magnuson Hotel Manitou Springs ¥12,358
      Magnuson Hotel Manitou Springs

      Magnuson Hotel Manitou Springs

      311 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Manitou Springs, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Garden of the Gods. Manitou Springs Cave Dwellings and Cave of the Winds are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Park Row Lodge ¥9,043
        Park Row Lodge

        Park Row Lodge

        54 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Manitou Springs, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Garden of the Gods Trading Post and Garden of the Gods. Manitou Springs Cave Dwellings and Red Rock Canyon are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Pikes Peak Inn ¥14,937
          Pikes Peak Inn

          Pikes Peak Inn

          626 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Manitou Springs, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Manitou Springs Cave Dwellings. Cave of the Winds and Garden of the Gods are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Eagle Motel ¥11,335
            Eagle Motel

            Eagle Motel

            423 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the Strip, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manitou Springs Cave Dwellings and Garden of the Gods. Manitou Incline and Cave of the Winds are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Silver Saddle Motel ¥10,745
              Silver Saddle Motel

              Silver Saddle Motel

              215 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Manitou Springs, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Garden of the Gods. Manitou Springs Cave Dwellings and Cave of the Winds are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Days Inn by Wyndham Manitou Springs ¥15,474
                Days Inn by Wyndham Manitou Springs

                Days Inn by Wyndham Manitou Springs

                120 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Garden of the Gods Trading Post and Garden of the Gods. Manitou Springs Cave Dwellings and Cave of the Winds are also within 2 mi (3 km).