Colossal Cave Mountain Park is one of our favorite Southern Arizona attractions. Its natural surroundings make the park special. Colossal Cave Mountain Park is a great place to spend the day with the kids, and it’s only 25 miles from Downtown Tucson. Activities include cave tours, cave exploring, horseback riding, hayrides and banquet facilities, hiking, camping, birdwatching, a cafe, and a rich history.
Watch this slideshow for a taste of all there is to see and do at Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
Learn about horseback riding here in the desert park. Trail rides take visitors through some beautiful country and educate you about this ancient area populated by the Hohokam over 500 years ago.
There are currently 3 trails for hiking in the park. One of them is 3 miles of the Arizona Trail which stretches from state border to state border.
La Posta Quemada Ranch is now open for Event Rentals. The Ranch also has a Butterfly Garden, a Desert Tortoise exhibit and a human sundial. There is a new petting zoo for the little ones. You will also have the opportunity for birdwatching. Bats thrive on the property. Here is an interesting article on the bats to be found at Posta Quemada Ranch.
If you have not been to Colossal Cave Mountain Park for a tour lately, you will be pleasantly surprised. There are now several different Cave Tours for every age and ability. These cave tours are fun & enlightening.
The camp sites are shaded with mesquite tress and they do have several delightful picnic areas. These two campgrounds were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930’s as was much of the surroundings. Learn more about the Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona here.
The Terrace Cafe serves fresh food daily, and now serves Beer and Wine as well. On Fridays and Saturdays they are open until 8. Take a Cave Tour and watch the amazing sunset from the Terrace Cafe.
For more information, visit the Colossal Cave Mountain Park Website.
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