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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  • Went on the haunted lantern tour with our guide Will L. He was very enthusiastic and made the entire store and experience entertaining, friendly, and funny. Being inside the cave, I kind of lost... 
    Went on the haunted lantern tour with our guide Will L. He was very enthusiastic and made the entire store and experience entertaining, friendly, and funny. Being inside the cave, I kind of lost...  more »
  • Took the haunted lantern tour today with Will. Had a great time and really enjoyed it. Will was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and made it a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend. 
    Took the haunted lantern tour today with Will. Had a great time and really enjoyed it. Will was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and made it a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend.  more »
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  • 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!

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