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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

16721 East Old Spanish Trail

Colossal Cave Mountain Park is home or refuge to hundreds of species of mammals, birds, and reptiles and who knows about the moths, butterflies, beetles, and other invertebrates?Among the mammals, Pack Rats, Deer Mice, Spotted Skunks, Striped Skunks, Ringtails, Foxes, Badgers, Raccoons, Javelina, Bobcats, and Mountain Lions all call Colossal Cave Mountain Park home. And, of course, bats.

The cave is called "dry" or "dormant" which means that, due to a lack of water, the formations are not growing right now.

Colossal Cave, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, had been used for centuries by prehistoric peoples when it was "discovered" in 1879. Since then it has been the object of interest and attention by people ranging from train robbers to a President of the University of Arizona. The first tours were taken through the unimproved Cave in 1923, tours which involved ropes and lanterns.

Our Mission
To maintain the unique balance of Colossal Cave Mountain Park - the land, its history, and its ecosystems - for this and future generations.


Sean Wolfe

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Nice tour Funny guide. It's a dry cave so it's not "living" anymore and this tour is much more relaxed than Kartchner Caverns down the highway a bit. (Over there if you touch a rock alarms and bells go off and guys in space suits come out and scrub the rock) This cave has had several movies filmed in it. Tour is pretty long. They have even more in-depth tours available as well. Nice gift shop.

Siw Joergensen

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
We did the ladder tour and went during the week which ended up being a private tour for the 3 of us. Usually it’s max 6 people. We climbed stairs, ladders, balanced around. And saw amazing historic and history. Our guide tour; she was amazing! Knew a lot, told us even more and took extremely good care of us. Will come back for sure!

Jocelyn Sias

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Me and my family went for the Cave tour. It was truly amazing to see the different types of rocks and tunnels. I really enjoyed the history behind it that they inform you with. A bit short but it was still worth it. They have different tours as well. We will be back to try the ladder tour. Overall a great time.

Megan Bayless

Saturday, April 7, 2018
We had an awesome time at the Colossal Cave. We will definitely be going back to try other tours. The site was very easy to get to and the staff super friendly. We even arrived a few minutes late and had no problems with registering or getting to our tour guide. The kids loved the history behind the cave and the walk through was not at all difficult. Can't wait to go back!

sara weston

Thursday, June 21, 2018
The cave itself was super cool. There is sufficient lighting and hand rails to see where you are going if you are doing the basic cave tour. The gift shop has amazing items from rock salts, colored rocks, bracelets, shirts, hats and other jewelry.

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