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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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April 2015
Happy Easter!!

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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.

  • "Venomous Reptiles of Arizona"
    Sunday, May 3, 2015
    at 2:00 p.m.
    Presented by Jeff Servoss of US Fish & Wildlife Service
    Learn about these critters & what to do when you meet one.
    There will be live animals to see too!

  • "The Desert Tortoise"
    Sunday, June 7, 2015
    from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Presented by Lauren Hohl, CCMP Education Director
    Learn about these charming, ancient creatures and meet one of ours.

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Let's Connect!
Always stay up-to-date with the happenings in the Park!

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  • Twitter - Let's do some Tweeting.

  • Instagram - Connect on Instagram.

  • 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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Petting Zoo!
Come visit our petting zoo! Super-cute animals eagerly waiting to see you! Appearing daily for your petting pleasure at La Posta Quemada Ranch.

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Pony Cart Rides
Starting from the Trail Rides Office at La Posta Quemada Ranch, enjoy a pony cart ride through the scenic Sonoran Desert at the base Rincon Mountains.

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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 résumé to: employment@colossalcave.com

Job Positions Available:

    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

    Employee must be able to multi-task and have reliable transportation, excellent communication skills, and some cashier/customer service experience is preferred. This position will include leading tours through Colossal Cave. Must be able to walk up and down many stairs and not be claustrophobic or acrophobic. Must be be at least 16 years of age and willing to work weekdays, weekends, holidays and some evenings. 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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Colossal Cave Mountain Park
16721 E. Old Spanish Trail
Vail, AZ 85641 - 520.647.PARK (7275)

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