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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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A Great Experience!

This was our first visit to a dry cave and were pleasantly surprised. Being our first time there... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
salleygirl57
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Mooresville, North Carolina
Ghost hunting tour

First visit. Went with my wife for the ghost hunting tour. Was very pleased with the staff and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BahamaRad
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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
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ladder tour” (37 reviews)
“basic tour” (17 reviews)
“gift shop” (35 reviews)
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16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641-6732
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+1 520-647-7275
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"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 6 reviews
"tour guide was very knowledgeable"
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"nice tour"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first visit to a dry cave and were pleasantly surprised. Being our first time there, we took the basic tour that was about an hour long. I thought I might be cold but was very comfortable at the 70 degree temperature and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit. Went with my wife for the ghost hunting tour. Was very pleased with the staff and the surroundings. Btw, the rest rooms were spotless, I actually couldn’t believe how clean it was. Wife had the same reaction in the ladies room... Staff was...More

1  Thank BahamaRad
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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to hear you enjoyed the new ghost tour, it is interesting and you never know what's going to appear! Thank you for the review and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit to Colossal Cave was not for a cave tour but for a paranormal investigation conducted by John Albrecht of Paranormal Playground. John is a residential and commercial paranormal investigator. Who set out to unearth what paranormal activity the staff of Colossal Cave...More

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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed our new ghost tour and thank you for the review and feedback! Hope you'll join us again and bring your friends. Our own spirit friends would also like to see you again! :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the grandkids for the tour had a great time will be going again with the family kids loved it😁

Thank Billy P
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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Billy, Thank you for taking the time to review and glad to hear you had a great time! See you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I participated in the special event Ghost Hunting Tour held by Colossal Cave Mountain Park. We had a terrific time. It was awesome to see and use the special equipment for hunting spirits in the cave. It was a VERY cool experience....More

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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There, Happy you enjoyed our new Ghost tour and hope you'll come back again and visit! Thank you for the review too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to other caves visited this was a disappointing experience. The tour guide didn't speak clearly and rambled on and on about things not connected to the cave. I moved to the back of the group to avoid listening. Too large of a group to...More

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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joy, So sorry you didn't enjoy your tour! We want every guest to have a wonderful time and we'd like to find out more about your experience. Please contact the general manager at mholmes@colossalcave.com and we'll do everything we can to make this right!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun easy tour. Bill the guide was entertaining and knowledgeable about the cave, the formations, history of the cave and the area in general. Recommend this attraction if your in the area.

Thank Mark W
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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Mark, Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your tour and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very impressive underground d cave system. It is well lit and the trail system easy to follow the excellent guides. The is quite a variation in rock formation and composition. Enjoyed the stalagtites and stalagmites. The history and folklore that accompanies it...More

Thank rick w
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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Rick! So happy you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come back again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and 13 year old daughter had a great time on the tour. The tour guide Savannah (I think that was her name) did a great job and made it very fun. I would definitely recommend going on a tour. Very fun for my...More

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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review! Savannah is a great guide and sure loves the cave, glad you enjoyed her tour!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$18 admission for 1 hr. tour. 363 steps. Hiking trails adjacent to area, Eastern Saguaro NP a few mi. away. Cave itself had quite a bit of damage inside: broken stalactites and columns, lots of evidence of hands on structures, discoloration, etc. People have no...More

Thank Julie K
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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Julie, Thank you for the informative review! We too are sad that visitors of long ago didn't realize the importance of cave conservation, yet so glad the old view has changed. Hope to see you again in the future!

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emily0116
14 March 2018|
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Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't do the ladder tour - but you should just call and ask them. They want to make sure participants on their tours are comfortable, so I'm sure they would tell you.
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Mary B
9 January 2018|
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Response from NotJustRocks | Reviewed this property |
I would say it is for sure! It has it's hazards, and you'll need to keep an eye on him, but I would say it's definitely kid friendly. They tell a couple neat stories about the cave during the tour, including one about how... More
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Cat D
8 January 2018|
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Response from ColossalCave | Property representative |
Hi Cat, It depends on the handicap. The cave tours are not suitable for those in wheelchairs, scooters, using walkers, on crutches, or anyone who has difficulty with many stair steps, 363 in all. Even so, we have taken a... More
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