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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641-6732
+1 520-647-7275
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Great staff, okay cave

Our visit to Colossal Cave Mountain Park was nice. There were amazing vistas of the hills and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MLTraveler23
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Omaha, Nebraska
via mobile
An all around great experience. We loved the caves and found them to be more interesting than Karchner,

First, a comment about the negative reviews. We never saw a petting zoo...don't know how that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
halthesweep
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Seattle
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This desert refuge has sheltered people for over a thousand years. It has been home, shrine, hideout, challenging workplace, exciting playground, tranquil retreat. On the National Historic Register, the 2,400-acre Park showcases crystal-filled Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Cave tours, museum, Western trail rides, picnicking. Open daily
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  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641-6732
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our visit to Colossal Cave Mountain Park was nice. There were amazing vistas of the hills and saguaros on the outside. Park staff was friendly and helpful. We made it on a standard tour within a half an hour of arriving. The guide was very...More

Thank MLTraveler23
Reviewed 2 days ago

First, a comment about the negative reviews. We never saw a petting zoo...don't know how that relates to a cave tour. Second, for the people that were late...a tour is not going to wait for you, be early. Third...not a good cave tour for small...More

Thank halthesweep
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good tour with an energetic retired military guide. Easy walk through the dry cave. A little over an hour for the tour. Interesting facts about the cave formation. Sea fossils from 200 Million years ago are in the cave and ancient man was usinf this...More

Thank altaman55
Reviewed 3 days ago

My two young granddaughters, 6 and 10, and I thoroughly enjoyed the park facilities; we picnicked prior to the cave tour. Wonderful! The tour guide was informative; however, only the first two people could really see what was being pointed out, with the tour guide's...More

Thank Elaine A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately this place left us with a bitter feeling before even stepping into the"cave". We ran 20 min late due to not being familiar with the area and GPS not being consistent in the area (coming from Phoenix) Upon checking in, we were told that...More

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views, informative tour guide and our kids (6 & 9) really enjoyed it. They can't wait to be old enough for the ladder tour. Gift shop was nice and prices not outrageous. 360 stairs but it's broken up and doable even if you're not...More

1  Thank cbjebe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting family in Arizona and this was one of the few nearby attractions that they had not already visited. We went on the basic tour and all had a great time. Our tour guide Sean kept us engaged and gave us a lot...More

Thank takemeaway927
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed this! A friend of mine and I went to visit the caves as a random things to do in Arizona and really enjoyed it. The drive was very scenic and it was nice to get out of the city area. The tour guide...More

Thank Samantha I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked on line for 12.00 tour, but got there at 11.10 to hear there was a tour put on at 11.30, we asked to change and were told it would cost 5 dollars each person to change the time( 4 people went on that tour)...More

Thank Rgbox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the regular tour, which was very fun and easy enough. We learned all about the caves. Our tour guide was great and the kids had a blast as well as us.

Thank LD1-2000
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Kimberly S
13 August 2017|
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Response from ramona0101 | Reviewed this property |
According to barkpost Tucson is one of the top most dog-friendly cities in the US. It specifically lists Colossal Cave as one of the places to take your pup. Hope you enjoy your tour. It was a really cool trip out for my... More
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LLB1
25 June 2017|
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Response from Jordy B | Reviewed this property |
NO dogs allowed in the cave
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Globewalker1958
15 January 2017|
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Response from Colossal Cave M | Property representative |
Yes there is, we have an outdoor cafe at the cave entrance visitor center.
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