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Cave of the Winds Road - Manitou Springs, Colorado



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August 2012 - I visited Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs last weekend, and the highlight was my hike to the Teller County high point, located in the Devils Playground section of Pikes Peak. Among the many things I did, I drove up Cave of the Winds Road. Although I know little about caving, I've heard Cave of the Winds is an attraction worth visiting. The mountain views from the winding road are impressive, and I recall biking on it a few times when I lived in Manitou Springs. :)

Above is a video quadrupled in speed as I drove up. On the way down, I snapped photos that you can see below.

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Cave of the Winds Entrance The Cave of the Winds entrance.
Cameron Cone Colorado Cameron Cone (10,707') is the loftiest peak in the back.
Cave of the Winds Road Pretty mountain scenery.
Williams Canyon Colorado A pullover section with a view of Cave of the Winds (left) and Williams Canyon (right).

I have a page dedicated to Williams Canyon, and another from a hike of both Williams and Waldon Canyon.

If you know where to look, you can see the old Midland railroad grade.
Iron Mountain and Red Mountain Near the bottom, the view of Iron Mountain (left) and Red Mountain (right).
Manitou Springs Colorado Mountains with Manitou Springs below.
Manitou Springs Mountains Another view of Manitou Springs.
Mountains Lots of switchbacks. Great views.

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