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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

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Address: 16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641-6732
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This desert refuge has sheltered people for over a thousand years. It has...

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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Great family trip

Took the family to Colossal Cave for Spring Break. Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Didn't realize CCC did much of the work inside, which is still intact today, to include... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Bishman97
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Mesa, Arizona
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my parents to the cave with my husband and 6 year old son. Our son was not excited at first but then quickly made friends with our guide Patrick. He had so many jokes to go with his facts. It was awesome! Make sure to visit the animals down below! The miniature brama bull is so cute!

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Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out, yea Patrick is great especially with kids. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cedar Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I drove from Tucson to take the cave tour and it was worth the trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us interesting information.

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Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this review

Glad you came out and visited us, we hope to see you again. More 

Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the family to Colossal Cave for Spring Break. Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Didn't realize CCC did much of the work inside, which is still intact today, to include placement of the electric lights and handrails. Glad it's being preserved and cared for to hopefully be available for many more generations to come.

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Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this review

The park has a ton of history, glad you enjoyed your trip to see us, hope to see you again soon. More 

Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting visit with excellent tour guide who clearly was knowledgable and enjoyed his work. Fun for all ages. This was our second visit and we learned and saw something new at every turn. Recommend if you are in the area.

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Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this review

Glad to hear you were back visiting the park, now you should try the Daytime Ladder tour for a new experience. More 

Cranbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves are wonderful, such great history! Our tour guide was great and very informative, I had my kids ages 7 and 9 and they enjoyed it. The gift shop is neat!

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Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basic your was nice but really enjoyed the advanced adventure with our fun and knowledgeable guide Bobby!

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Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed the ladder tour, it so cool isn't it! Thank you for coming out and visiting our park and we hope to see you can soon! More 

Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the Tucson area for the day and decided to book the basic cave tour using a Groupon I found on-line. Having visited other (more popular) caves in the past, I wasn't sure if this one would be worthwhile. But it exceeded my expectations and my family and I really enjoyed ourselves. Our tour guide gave an excellent... More 

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Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the park and in the cave! Definitely recommend trying the ladder tour next! More 

Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a groupon for Colossal Cave and made reservations for the weekend. The drive from Mesa was really scenic and we didn't get tired looking at the mountains during the whole trip. Vail is very small and quaint and the Colossal Cave Park area was worth the trip. The cave tour was just under one hour and our tour... More 

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Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and time to and at the park. Look forward to having you visit us again, next time I suggest you try the ladder tour! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've done the standard tour before, so this time I went for the Ladder Tour. We got off the beaten path and crawled, squirmed, and climbed up and down the skinniest ladders that I have ever seen, all the while trying not to bump our heads on stalagmites. Thankfully the price includes borrowing a helmet with a light attached, allowing... More 

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Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this review

Awesome to hear you enjoyed the ladder tour, now you need to really test yourself and try the wild cave tour. If your interested just reach out to us and we can let you know when we have openings. If you liked the ladder tour just wait til you do the wild cave tour. More 

Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice 1hr tour if you are in the vicinity of Saguaro NP Rincon Mountains. Guided tour was very informative.

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Colossal Cave M, General Manager at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out and visiting us, hope you come back and visit us soon. More 

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