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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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Nice Cool Place to visit in the summer!

This is a great place to visit. Pretty scenery and nice trip into well maintained caves. They... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tricia F
A poor tour guide made this a bad visit

Savanna was our tour guide.. fortunately we've had a better experience in the past. Today's... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Claire C
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641-6732
+1 520-647-7275
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to visit. Pretty scenery and nice trip into well maintained caves. They tour guides were knowledgable, friendly and made it a fun tour for the kids in the group. The groups are fairly small also which makes it nice.

Thank Tricia F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Savanna was our tour guide.. fortunately we've had a better experience in the past. Today's experience was poor at at best. She Lacked enthusiasm, didn't assure everyone was in position to hear her and she was barely audible. Mostly, she failed to provide oversight to...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ladder Tour was excellent! It's definitely worth the $30. Our tour guide, Savannah, is knowledgeable and gave us a memorable experience. We even went in a tunnel and navigated our way back to the main path in the darkness! It was nerve racking, but...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another 100+ degree (F) day and we had a half price coupon so figured why not? Easy drive, easy to find. Book beforehand. The cave was okay. I've been to better. Decent lighting though a few times I wished either they had colored lights so...More

Thank desertdune_sg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cave tour. Tour guide was very friendly. Got lucky and had just a small group of 10, so I think that made the tour better. Saw lots of bats flying which was cool and unexpected. The waiting area outside had great views and the...More

Thank LBJ66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cave is in the south of Tucson and you need approx. 1 hour to go there. The area is good accessible and offers a good parking area. We booked the regular cave tour which took around 50 minutes. The tour guide was great and...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Colossal Cave. It was worth the experience. There are a lot of steps, both up and down, but my relatively new knee could handle it without trouble. The paths were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an awesome tour. I was fortunate to arrive for the first general tour on a Monday morning, and I was the only one! Go early is my advice. My tour guide Bill was great - knowledgeable, informative, and friendly. The formations inside the caves...More

1  Thank LCTaub2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to visit. Their trails are poorly marked. The basic cave tour is pretty basic, I agree the group size should be smaller for hearing the guide. The location & scenery of the place is almost the best part.

Thank Addie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove out to the La Posta Quemada Ranch located at Colossal Cave Mtn Park and found the living conditions for the animals out there completely disgusting. There are too many animals in each corral and some of the corrals have so much standing water...More

1  Thank Silver W
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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
25 June 2017|
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Response from Jordy B | Reviewed this property |
NO dogs allowed in the cave
15 January 2017|
Response from Colossal Cave M | Property representative |
Yes there is, we have an outdoor cafe at the cave entrance visitor center.