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Song Dog

Song Dog
Heard more often than seen, the crafty and resourceful coyote is a minor deity in the religion of many of the southwestern Indian tribes. Coyotes are abundant in the southwest and in Colossal Cave Mountain Park.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Saguaro J. Marlow

Saguaro Cacti
Colossal Cave Mountain Park is located near the Saguaro National Park East. These cacti are unique to the  Sonoran Desert and are found nowhere else in the world. It can take up to one hundred years for a Saguaro Cactus to grow its arms.

 

 

 

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December 2014
Happy Holidays!!

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Sunday in The Park
Join us for one of the following special treats on the first Sunday of each month.
For more information please call (520) 647-7121.

  • "Geology Rocks"
    Sunday, January 4 from 2:00 to 4 :00 p.m.
    Presented by Lauren Hohl, Colossal Cave Mountain Park Education Coordinator
    What do Rocks and Big Hunk CANDY BARS have in common?

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Candlelight in the Cave
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 6 p.m.

See Colossal Cave in a whole different light, by candlelight!
Then enjoy a dinner under the ramada of chili & cornbread.

Also, hot dogs, s'mores, hot chocolate, no-host beer & wine bar featuring hot spiced wine.

$25 - adults
$15 - children 12 & under
Reservations limited call 520-647-7275
Deadline 5pm December 18th

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Get Connected!
Always stay up-to-date with the happenings in the Park!

  • Facebook - Become a Fan today.

  • Pinterest - We're pinning like crazy, check it out.

  • YouTube - One stop for all the neat videos we've collected over the years. Subscribe and you'll be notified when new ones are added.

  • Newsletter - The Park View - Receive Park news right into your inbox.

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Ladder Tours
When the CCC installed the Colossal Cave tour route in the 1930s, they provided access to a particularly beautiful section of the Cave - the Ladder Route. Today, you can climb and explore this closed-off and infrequently traveled section. You will wear a helmet and headlamp (provided) as you climb ladders and squeeze through narrow passageways and across bridges. Note that full-fingered gloves are required but not provided; we have gloves for purchase or you may bring your own. After your tour, you'll enjoy a cozy fire (weather permitting) and a delicious southwestern dinner under the stars. Reservations required. Want more information? Just email us or call us at (520) 647-7275.

Buy Tickets Now

To check availability and purchase tickets online for a Ladder Tour go to Zerve or call (800) 979-3370.


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Wild Cave Tours
**Check out the Wild Cave Tour Video!**


If you're feeling really strong, you can make reservations for a Wild Cave Tour. You and your guides will follow the footsteps of early explorers through unlit, unmarked, and rarely seen passageways that extend a quarter mile into the depths of the earth. We provide hard hats and lights; full-fingered gloves are required but not provided; we have gloves for purchase or you may bring your own. Participants must be physically fit, agile, and able to scale obstacles. The tour size is limited to six people and lasts two to three hours. For an additional fee you can enjoy a buffet dinner, and, when weather permits, a bonfire on the ramada after your Wild Cave Tour. The dinner and bonfire must be requested when you make your reservations. Please click here for current tour rates. Want more information? Just email us or call us at (520) 647-7275.
Take a walk on the Wild Side!


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Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Starting from the Trail Rides Office at La Posta Quemada Ranch, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the scenic Sonoran Desert at the base Rincon Mountains. Email the stables or call (520) 647-3450 to check availability and make reservations.


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Gift Certificates & Annual Passes
Always available
Annual Passes are $25. Lifetime Passes are $200.
Contact us to purchase these fun and unique gifts for your someone special - or for yourself.
Email us or call (520) 647-7275 for more information.


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Employment Opportunities
Email resume to: employment@colossalcave.com

Job Positions Available:

  • Experienced full-time/part-time food service cook for La Posta Quemada Ranch/Desert Spoon Fresh-air Café. Employee must be at least 18 years of age and available to work weekends, nights, holidays and special events. Minimum wage to start.
    Email résumé to: employment@colossalcave.com


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Volunteer Opportunities
Colossal Cave Mountain Park offers a variety of volunteer opportunities around the Park, including Special Events, special interest projects, and more! For information or to sign up, call us at 647-7275 or email us at info@colossalcave.com

We currently need volunteers for:

  • Butterfly Garden Maintenance
  • Park Clean-up and Beautification
  • Special Events
  • Trails Maintenance & Improvement
  • Grant Writing
  • Library Maintenance, including Clerking
  • Museum Maintenance, including Development
We also have, on occasion, Eagle Scout projects as well as projects for volunteer and community service groups.

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Tucson Attractions Passport
More to come soon
Updates on stock will be posted here.
For more information email us or call us at (520) 647-7275.


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16721 E. Old Spanish Trail
Vail, AZ 85641 - 520.647.PARK (7275)
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