Thursday, May 23, 2013
Cave of the Winds
Now that you have selected your stay at the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast it is time to plan a day trips in the area. The Cave of the Winds is 2.2 miles from the B&B. Not only are cave tours available but also the Wind Walker Challenge Course and the Bat-A-Pult. The Cave of the Winds has partnered with the Avenue Hotel B&B offering a online $3 discount.
Cave of the Winds discovered in 1881 has been a must see attraction in the Pikes Peak region for more than a century. It is one of the premier show caves in the United States and one of the highest at 7,000 feet. With the natural beauty of the mountains around us we nearly forget the wonders under our feet. The rooms and passages are formed from limestone over millions of years. You will experience amazing rock formation, both large and small. Tours are given all year; the Discovery Tour or the Lantern Tour. Tickets can be purchased in advanced online.
The Discovery Tour is a 45 minute guided walking tour learning about the cave history and geology as you wind and twist through the tunnels and pathways. Tours leave every 15-30 minutes.
The Lantern Tour takes into the Manitou Grand Tavern exploring formations only by the lite of lanterns you carry, like days of old. This guided tour is 1.5 hours learning the history of the Cave of the Winds.
The Wind Walker Challenge Course is a three story obstacle course located on the rim of a 600 foot drop into Williams Canyon; navigate a challenging maze of steel beams, swinging ropes and ladders. The Bat-A-Pult is a fantastic ride across Williams Canyon.