While we were on our road trip to the Grand Canyon and through Arizona we stayed in Tuscon, Arizona. We wanted to explore all there was to do so on our way to Tombstone, Arizona from Tuscon we saw a sign for Colossal Cave Mountain Park. The following day before leaving for California we decided we had to go see the cave so we decided to take the cave tour. It was an incredibly hot Arizona day so we were all struggling out in the heat.
We were so glad to hear that because of how the cave sits underground it is a constant 70 degrees in the cave year round. We took the entire family including our two year old and found it to be a very easy hike with the tour.
The Tour of Colossal Cave
The tour route is a half mile long and takes about 45-50 minutes to complete. As your guide relates the Cave’s history, legends, and geology, you walk down and back up about six and a half stories and see beautiful cave formations like stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, boxwork, and helictites.
Tours are given daily, year-round. They are not pre-scheduled, but you’ll never wait longer than 30 minutes after you purchase your ticket. You need no special clothing in the Cave, which is always 70 degrees and dry. You are welcome to take pictures inside – you’ll want to use high-speed film and a flash unit for cameras, or a candlelight setting for videocams. Please click here for rates and Park hours.
We enjoyed hearing about the wild west and all the men who came into the cave and it’s rich history. It’s a must see if you are passing through southern Arizona!