The mountainous journey of today's hike for the "Wild Colorado" group was worth it though: our destination of the "Indian Cave" proved to be a hit with the campers.
The Indian Cave, now part of a large park system north of Durango, is named for its previous occupants. The ceiling close to the entrance to the cave is marked with soot from the fires that used to burn here.
Exploring further back in the cave, campers found pools of water, stalactites, stalagmites, and guano. The back most cavern of the cave had a secret room where all of us gathered. When all of the flashlights were turned off the room became pitch black and no one could see their hand in front of their face.
See this story unfolded below: