CAVE OF THE WINDS-COLORADO
Cave of the Winds has been a tourist attraction for 130 years. You’ll likely need to click on the picture to the left to see the building that houses the entrance to the caves.
Of course, it wasn’t always so modern. The picture to the right shows an earlier entrance. It was a long, arduous climb.
I couldn’t find information as to how large the caves are…perhaps because there is ongoing exploration, but a map on the wall gave the impression it was massive.
We took the lantern tour. At one spot the guide has us extinguish our lights. It was very DARK. A couple of teenaged girls almost freaked out. Having listened to the guide tell numerous ghost stories likely didn’t help their fear level.
Yes, there were some very narrow passageways.
There was another tour–the Discovery Tour–which I’d like to do another time.
We did not get to see this stalagmite.
But we did see some majestic scenery. I’d say the drive up to the caves is worth taking.
It reminded me of a Zane Grey novel with the high red-rimmed cliffs.
I have to confess that being in the caves, seeing the label, Thieves Canyon, and taking in the scenery made me think of a story.
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