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“Greatest experience ever”

Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed April 12, 2018 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 has experienced while working at the cave.
I was lucky to be among the first to experience the “Colossal Cave Paranormal investigation Tour”. John provided all participants with equipment to use while on this investigation. I found it very interesting using an EVP reader. I was astonished by the activity I came in contact with while on the tour. Having your own EVP reader while on tour just heightened the experience. We also used an infrared camera while on tour and we were able to record on our own, which added to the experience.

Communicating with the paranormal was exciting; we used a ghost box, which is a radio scanner that filters out the white noise so that we could communicate with the sprits around us. I wasn’t sure with this, thinking it could be prerecorded but when tested I was surprised with the responses we all heard. This made it more plausible.

The staffs of Colossal Cave, Mike Holmes and Bill Savary are phenomenal. They are very knowledgeable of the history and stories of the cave. This was more exciting as we walked along on our tour they joined us and stayed with us the entire time giving us the background information of each area we visited and gave us the history as well. They were eager to show us area where there was a prior report of paranormal activity. We then would conduct our own mini investigation to their accounts.

You think that was an adventure? Since it was the first paranormal investigation at Colossal Cave our tour was joined by Mike Lavelle a reporter from the Vail Voice. Mike also joined in on the investigation when he wasn’t busy writing down notes for his article; he asked questions that made our investigation turn into an investigation. This was an experience like no other. I look forward to Mike’s article on the very first Paranormal Investigation at Colossal Cave.

I’d definitely recommend the paranormal investigation tour to anyone, even if it isn’t your thing you can still experience other cave tours, western trail rides, camping, and picnicking. They also have an amazing gift shop.

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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

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 April 9, 2018 via mobile

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

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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

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 April 9, 2018

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. The staff at Colossal Cave is so knowledgeable and friendly and we loved the more personal experience especially for this tour. We were able to participate in the hunting techniques instead of just tagging along. It was terrific. Highly recommend the Tour, the staff and the Cave! Go! It is a great experience!

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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

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 April 8, 2018

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 see what he was talking about when he did manage to talk about cave features.

1  Thank Joy R
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ColossalCave, Mgmt Support at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

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! Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and we hope you'll come back again and give us another chance to impress you.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

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 April 16, 2018

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

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