Where caving in Colorado goes, most of our experiences began and ended with with a middle school field trip to the Cave of the Winds in Colorado Springs. And while that place is fun, it’s a long way from wild.
So this week, we scoured the dark underbelly of Colorado’s public lands for its very best spelunking adventures. They’re both (reasonably) claustrophobic friendly, and not one of them has a gift shop.
If you go: Wear long pants and sturdy boots. Also bring a headlamp, another back-up light source, warm layers (caves are cold and wet), and a helmet. Kneepads and gloves are suggested, as is a “pee bottle” for responsible bladder relief (seriously… don’t pee in the caves).
For beginners: Eagle’s Fulford Cave