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Manitou Springs, Colorado: Cave of the Winds

Much more than a cave. There's a laser light show, an elaborate painted plywood photo-op, and a chair that drops you into a canyon at 100 mph.

Cave of the Winds Rd, Manitou Springs, CO
I-25 to Exit 141 in Colorado Springs, 6 miles W. on Hwy 24 to Cave of the Winds Road.
Summer 9 am - 9 pm, Other 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Cave of the Winds.

Cave of the Winds

Got tickets online as some time slots filled up. Small, as far as caves go, but I thought was still worth doing it in the area.

[Clark W, 12/12/2021]

Cave of the Winds.

Cave of the Winds

Go for the Terror Dactyl amazing adrenaline rush. Canyon dive!

[Angela Burton, 06/27/2017]
Cave of the Winds

You can visit the "Cliff Dwellings," which are fabricated replicas of ancient indian ruins. Indians which never lived remotely near that part of the state.

The best sight is Cave of the Winds. I know this because I worked there in high school. Half of the stalactites were originally stalagmites which broke off and were glued upside down (i.e. "ET's Hand"). Several of them are made of concrete (The Leaning Tower of Pisa). Check it out when you pass that way again.

[Nathan Richie, 12/06/1999]

Above ground and after dark, Cave of the Winds stages "Laser Canyon," a laser light show featuring a dragon wearing a helmet and waving a magic wand.

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