Colossal Cave Mountain Park

The Tour of Colossal Cave

Group on tour inside Colossal CaveThe 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.


The Sonoran Desert is punctuated by gorgeous mountain ranges—”sky islands.” The view you see here is the view from the ramada at Colossal Cave, looking south towards Mexico.