Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Colossal Cave Mountain Park

16721 E. Old Spanish Trail,
Vail, AZ 85641

Beautiful desert park showcasing Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Cave tours, gift shop, Terrace Cafe, hiking, camping, picnicking, western trail rides, mountain biking.
This desert refuge has sheltered people for over a thousand years. It has been home, shrine, hideout, challenging workplace, exciting playground, tranquil retreat. Today the 2,400-acre Park showcases crystal-filled Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Enjoy cave tours, horseback trail rides, non-motorized trails, picnicking, & camping.


Classic Cave Tour

This half-mile long guided walk takes about 40 minutes to complete. It’s the perfect family-friendly introduction to the Cave. You’ll learn about the Cave’s history, its legends (like train robbers and ghosts), and its unique geology. As you descend approximately six stories deep (363 stair steps) you’ll see some amazing cave formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, box work, and helictites that were sculpted by millions of years of geological activity. And keep an eye out for the wildlife too!

Tours are given daily on the hour, year-round. No special gear is needed on this tour, just comfortable walking shoes. This is our most popular tour and space is limited so make your reservation early to ensure your place.

Admission Fees


Adults: $22.00
Children (5 – 12): $12.00
Military Adult with ID: $20
NOTE: No Children under 5 allowed on tour


Saddle up! Come enjoy a leisurely guided Western trail ride through scenic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Please call the stables at 520-647-3619 to reserve your ride and for more information.

Open 7 days a week!

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


8:00 am – 4:00 pm Everyday (Cave Tours 10 am – 3 pm)
Check website for operating calendar

For more information please contact the Park at (520) 647-PARK(7275) or email to