Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cave of the Winds (Outside)

One of the tourist attractions in the Colorado Springs area is the Cave of the Winds, a natural cave that allows visitors to go under the Rocky Mountains. Here are some photos of the area from the outside - it's in a canyon with fairly steep sides. This is right on the edge of the city, showing how the inhabited area goes right up against real wilderness.
In the next photo, you can see some caves.
Finally, here's a touristy thing just outside the cave, where you can pay to pan for gold.
Next week I'll show you some photos from inside the cave. And that's my Scenic Sunday entry for this week!

17 comments:

  1. I've heard about the Cave of the Winds for years, always wanted to visit there when I've been in Colorado, but just never managed to get there -- well, until this evening -- your photos are the next best thing! And they are terrific, Al! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. Sure is pretty country. Think I might have panned for gold there once. Look forward to the cave pics.

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  3. ever wonder why people call caves Wind caves? I have been to three.

    Next time I come to yours.

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  4. Hi Al
    questo deve essere un bel posto da visitare... peccato che io sia così lontana.... ma chissà che un giorno...
    Buona giornata.
    Myriam :)

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  5. Hi, beautiful pictures of thetplace.. i liked..

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  6. all beautiful photos, but I pprefer the last one very good photo

    Have a Nice weekend, Bram

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  7. The canyons are pretty, love the colors. My hubby would like the cave, he is into spleunking.

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  8. Al, i.e. your comment on my Shadow Shot post, if you just want to pick up a couple of colored glass pieces for fun/photos you might look in at the Goodwill, that's where I get mine, or actually any store like that. It's an inexpensive way to try something new! Enjoy your day!

    Sylvia

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  9. these pictures are great. i love exploring caves. hope all is well.

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  10. Great photos - to get inside a cave must have been speciel; look forwards to see more :-D

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  11. How wonderful to have such natural beauty and interesting caves nearby, to explore and enjoy!

    Have you ever tried panning for gold?

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  12. Wow! That is a vast amound of wilderness you've got there! So gorgeous though! Can't wait to see inside the caves ;-D

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  13. Ohoh.. I see I have to follow you up.. since I was a little girl I have been attracted by the caves.. I remember me and a friend used to look after them.. (well that's a long time ago now..)

    Such staggering heights and lovely mountains!! :)

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  14. Looks like an interesting place, nice photos

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