If you’re the adventurous type looking to mix things up during your next vacation, we highly recommend joining a caving expedition. Ranging from family-friendly trips to more thrilling adventures, the Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs, Colorado offers something for everyone.
Adventures in the Depths
Those traveling with children can take advantage of the Discovery Tour, which is led on well-lit concrete pathways, where you can walk easily to explore 15 different rooms within the cave system, all while learning about the interesting geology of the area and how it was formed.
For something a bit more mystical, check out the Lantern Tour, a 90-minute walking tour guided by candlelight. On this tour, you’ll get to explore narrow tunnels and low passageways with muddy floors, and uncover the mysterious legends and ghost stories that have circulated the caves for years.
The active thrill-seekers will enjoy the intensity of the Caving 101 tour, where you’ll master the basics of spelunking when you crawl, climb, and wiggle your way through the undeveloped passageways of the Manitou Grand Caverns.
Ways to Explore Above Ground
Don’t feel like going subterranean? Don’t fret – the Cave of the Winds has plenty of above ground activities to satisfy your adventurous spirit. Climb on vertical facing walls while connected to a secure cable system rooted in limestone cliffs during the Via Ferrata Canyon Tour. Then enjoy a 150-foot free fall at 100 mph on the famous Terror-dactyl. Think of it as a zip line on steroids. If that’s too fast for you, try the Bat-A-Pult which soars you across the canyon at a mere 40mph.
Start Your Adventure
The Cave of the Winds is only 15 minutes away from Colorado’s premier resort, the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club. Known as the resort where elegance and luxury are matched with natural beauty and relaxation, the resort is lavish yet laid back. Book a chic-designed guest room or suite and enjoy the impressive views of the red rock formations surrounding you along with all the amenities you’ll need to make your stay top-notch.