Cave of the Winds Marks 130 Years

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At the foot of Pike's Peak, there’s a remarkable canyon. It’s called Williams Canyon, and it’s remarkable because 70 caves have been discovered there, and more than 10 miles of underground passages. Most are off-limits. The area’s privately owned. But for 130 years now, people have been able to visit Cave of the Winds. To mark the anniversary, cave historian Richard Rhinehart has put together a new book. Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner gets a tour. (Originally aired Sept. 26, 2011)

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