Experience a glimpse of the past as you travel into the pristine underground world of historic mines and natural cave formations. You'll discover some of nature's most amazing scenery that has been millions of years in the making and hidden away deep inside some of Colorado's most beautiful mountains. Learn about the living caverns system that is home to thousands of formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, cave bacon, flowstone, and more. Experienct the colorful history of mining and hard rock miners and the long-time lure of gold and precious minerals.
The Rocky Mountains aren't all about soaring vistas and breathtaking mountain ranges. Colorado is also home to scientifically and visually stunning cavern and mining systems that make for a day of fun and education. Just a short drive from Summit County, you can find yourself exploring authentic mining shafts and living cavern systems, including hundreds of cave formations, ranging from small to gigantic. Take a walking tour of these caverns, and stop to examine the wonders of nature and snap photos of the incredible formations.
For the more adventurous, take a tour of the caverns that includes some crawling - the best way to see these wonders of nature up close. And for the real thrill-seeker, there are even tours which take you to places within the caves that human eyes rarely see. Whichever tour best fits your agenda, you can depend on a fun and informative day learning about regional topography and its formation. Regardless of your tour, comfortable shoes are a must. The caves maintain a temperature in the low-50s, so bring a top layer to ensure warmth and comfort. If you opt for a tour that includes crawling, be aware that your clothes will be very dirty, so choose your attire accordingly. Additionally, a clean change of clothes is a must no one wants to ride home dirty, so pack an extra set.
Experience a glimpse of the past as you travel into the pristine underground world of historic mines and natural cave formations. You'll discover some of nature's most amazing scenery that has been millions of years in the making and …View More Info »