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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Glenwood Springs

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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
51000 Two Rivers
Plaza Road
Glenwood Springs
CO
81601
Tel: 800 530 1635

Where are we going today?

Sometimes you come across a place for a family day out that is filled SO much with amazing things to do with the family, you can't quite believe it's real....welcome to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park!

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park gives you that amazing underground experience with their cavern tours, but there is SO much more to do with the family both above ground too, you might find yourself staying more than one day....there is THAT much fun to be had!

So, let's explore!

Let's start with the cave tours! Did you know that Glenwood Caverns is the LARGEST show cave in Colorado that is open to the public? That's a pretty impressive feat! These guided cave tours last about 40 minutes, and is perfect for most fitness levels.

You can take the historic tour through the quarter mile long path, or the Kings Row tour where you can really journey into the mountain and visit the most highly decorated cave room in the entire state.

For those thrill seekers in the family, the Wild Cave Tour is for you, with extreme caving on your schedule!

But we did say that Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is so much more than cave tours - and it is!

They have thrill rides that can get you 1,300ft above the Colorado River, or gaining speed on the Alpine Coaster. There is even a rollercoaster with some pretty impressive views!

For those wanting something a little more gentle, there is still plenty on offer! Kids can use up that energy combat style with the laser tag, or check out the views on the Mine Wheel Ferris Wheel. There is live entertainment, a climbing wall, Cowboy Camp for those little ones, and even ye olde saloon photos!

A super fun day out for the family in Colorado - you might not know where to start!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFrom $40 for unlimited rides, cave tour and tram
  • ChildrenFrom $35 for unlimited rides, cave tour and tram
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2017

When can we go?

Hours vary by season so check before you go!

Year round

Teachers corner

They have easy to plan and educational school field trips! Students can learn about history, science and geology, and understand nature. They can tailer the tours for you if you like too!.

I'm Hungry!

The Lookout Grille is where you can stock up and re-fuel those rumbling tummies like burgers, tortilla wraps, and a kids menu too. There is also popcorn and a snack shack in the summer months!.

Healthy Eating!

They have healthy options in the Grille for you including vegetarian options.

Any Top Tips?

Try and get there early, as there is a lot to see and you can enjoy some of the attractions before the crowds!.

Need a little extra help?

The adventure park, shop and grille are accessible. There are stairs in the cave, so you do need to be able to travel on foot for those..

Can I get one of those?

There is a gift shop so make sure you take that pocket money, because there are some great gifts and souvenirs waiting! From clothing, to books and toys, and tasty homemade fudge!.

More information

To minimize parking congestion, they advise walking, biking or taking the bus to the park.

What people are saying?

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    We went to the Glenwood Caverns and Adventure Park. $48 per adult for the all inclusive ticket was quite high. However, there was much to do and included:
    --Gondola ride.
    --Roller coasters, rides, and 3D movies.
    --Cave tours.

    Thought that it was a unique experience given the rides off the side of the mountain and the high elevation things in an alpine park.

    Would recommend to anyone willing to drop some cash and spend the whole day there. Park is open until like 9:00 PM, so make a full day out of it.

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    Pricy but worth what you pay for. We did the tram ride up, both caves, the alpine coaster and the 4D theater. It was all pretty cool. If you want to do any more than that, just but the adventure pass. If you have kids, I know it's expensive, but just do the pass and you'll save money in the end. It was hot when we were there but the caves were great. Actually, everything was great!

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    The Glenwood Caverns aka the "Fairy Caves" are really cool (literally too)! You definitely need to go check them out if you're in the Glenwood Springs area. To get up the mountain, you take a 10-minute gondola ride, which is pretty and very scenic.

    We only did the two caves, both of which are impressive and amazing. The lower cave (Kings) has a lot of steps in it. It is nice that you can take flash photography inside the caves. The caves are quite well-lit when on the tour.

    The tour guides themselves were hit or miss. Our first, Libby, was really...Read More

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    Very fun place. Took my niece here this summer and she had a blast. She is 8 was able to ride most of the rides based on her size. The caverns are a neat attraction also, and a good way to get out of the heat. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the Glenwood area.

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    Great for family vacations! There were hardly any lines, staff was friendly, and was really a bargain for the amount of rides and things we did there. We went while it was snowing and still most of the rides were open. If you have to choose rides go with the alpine coaster, we must have rode it 10 times! The Best Western was a nice hotel to stay at as well. Highly recommend!

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The Glenwood Caverns aka the "Fairy Caves" are really cool (literally too)! You definitely need to go check them out if you're in the Glenwood Springs area. To get up the mountain, you take a 10-minute gondola ride, which is pretty and very scenic.

We only did the two caves, both of which are impressive and amazing. The lower cave (Kings) has a lot of steps in it. It is nice that you can take flash photography inside the caves. The caves are quite well-lit when on the tour.

The tour guides themselves were hit or miss. Our first, Libby, was really fun and engaging. Each tour takes approximately 45-50 minutes.

We only saw the caves, but that was well worth the trip up the mountain. Definitely recommended! Very cool

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