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site was last updated
May 15, 2013
to Colossal Cave Mountain Park Online!
As you browse our website we hope
to show you some of the beauty of our Mountain Park, including
the different sections of this site to experience the area's
some of our abundant wildlife, learn about our
, check out our
and don't forget the
answer some of the most commonly asked questions. If you're
feeling a little batty, take a look at our
Bats and More Bats
page. And, don't forget to tell us
what you think of our website and Park by signing our Guestbook.
any time you are in Sunny Southern Arizona, feel free to drop by in person.
The temperature in the Cave is always a cool 70°F.
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this mortar in the Cave.
Mortars were sometimes used to powder colored clays for pigments
to paint their pottery or to grind herbs and hard-coated seeds.
cave is called "dry" or "dormant" which means
that, due to a lack of water, the formations are not growing
Cave, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, had
been used for centuries by prehistoric peoples when it was "discovered"
in 1879. Since then it has been the object of interest and attention
by people ranging from train robbers to a President of the University
of Arizona. The first tours were taken through the unimproved
Cave in 1923, tours which involved ropes and lanterns.
to the Civilian
who constructed the buildings, walkways, and wiring in the mid-1930's,
today's tours are very comfortable. The hand-set flagstone walkways
and handrails are exactly as installed by the CCC. These days,
however, Colossal Cave is wearing new lights and is more breathtakingly
beautiful than ever before. (We're proud to say that the lights
are energy-saving compact fluorescents.)
more about the history of Colossal Cave Mountain Park with our