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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
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4.1/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Sitting on a mountain 2,134 m (7,000 ft) above Glenwood, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park features an array of attractions as well as tours of its famous caves. Your visit begins with a scenic tram ride up to the park, the only way it can be accessed. Once you arrive, you can choose from three cave tours. The wild tour is the longest and most strenuous of the three, exploring less-visited areas of the caves. Other attractions include the first alpine coaster in North America, a 4-D theater, climbing wall, and laser tag. Thrill seekers shouldn’t miss the giant canyon swing, which propels you into Glenwood Canyon at speeds of up to 80 km/h (50 mph). Bring a sweater, as the caves are often cold. Plan your visit to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Glenwood Springs travel itinerary planner.
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  • We found the wait in line was well worth it. We had lunch at the grill at the top, great food. The tour guide for the fairy caves was knowledgeable and courteous. Can't wait to return. 
  • Good for families..a little something for everyone. As an older person I found the walk to and from the caves a little tiring, LOTS of steps in the caves. Good railing and seem safe, just hard on the ...  read more »
  • Got a 15% off voucher from a nearby hotel which saved us $15! We just did the 2 x cave tours, the rides are not our thing really. We really enjoyed both cave tours, both quite different. We toured the...  read more »
  • Great place to spend the afternoon. The cave tours are done creatively and fun. There are a variety of rides and the food is pretty good and affordable.. i recommend ordering the brisket. Their coaster ride is a unique style and is very fun people of all ages can really enjoy it. If you r in the area this is a must see place that is built on top of the mountian.. the tram is how you get to the park!
  • I suppose I'm a little biased because I work here, but I love it. It is a small park, so you get through it fast, but there's tons of one of a kind things. The giant swing is the big thriller, it's an amazingly fun ride. The alpine coaster is our most popular attraction, and for a good reason. The staff is friendly and welcoming, if I do say so myself. We try to make the park the best it can be. The caves! The caves are not to be forgotten. So much history and beauty in those caves. Not to mention it's 52 degrees, which is a nice break from the summers heat or the winters chill. Kings row is one of the most decorated caves of colorado, and absolutely gorgeous. This park is great fun, and worth every penny. And jeez, what a view right?
  • Overall a fun place to spend with family. Lots to do and friendly staff. Caves & Alpine coaster are awesome. However, our visit didn't start off good at all. Going up the mountain in the gondolas they seemed to get stuck. I know this stuff happens which is why I usually don't complain much. But, my family and I along with other families were up there for about 50 min. in 80-85 degree weather. They never tried to tell us what was going on & when we tried calling different managers not one answered. Like I said, I usually don't complain, but to have people hanging that high off the ground in that type of heat is unacceptable especially if the people in charge can't even pick up their phones. It is very pricey as well and there seems to be long lines for everything, not sure if we'll be back anytime soon.
  • GREAT DEAL !!! 50 bucks for an all day pass and you get your money's worth and then some !! What a blast and what beautiful views. Great tour guides for the cave tours and a nice staff all together. I can not say enough good things about this and the fact that you can leave the park for lunch or whatever and go back is such a huge plus !!
  • My family and I went to the glennwood cavern adventure park today for one reason, and one reason only: to ride the big swing. We paid the $15 EACH to ride the mandatory gondola up to the park. It was a sketchy ride up, we all were a bit scared as the car swung back and forth and we went up the mountain. Once we got up to the top, we bought our tickets for the ride: $12 each. My father and I got seated on the ride and the locking mechanism on the seats continued to malfunction. The ride operator had no idea what he was doing and was not helpful when we vocalized that we were now scared to ride this dangerous ride. He could not make the seat lock so he called the maintenance guy. As soon as the maintenance guy got there he instantly had an issue that we wanted a refund for the tickets we had bought for the ride. He gave us a very hostile attitude explaining that a 15 minute fiberoptic fix would make the ride go again. Though that didn't ease our minds about allowing this machine to propel us over the side of a mountain. We still wanted a refund that they didn't want to give us. That is when they called the "manager" John. He immediately approached my father in a belittling fashion when my dad asked for a refund. They both then walked up to ticket building. Leaving me and my mother by the ride, where we over heard the maintenance people making fun of us, one even accused us of "breaking the ride." My mom and I finally made it up the hill to the ticket building right as my dad and John were coming out. He had reluctantly granted us the refund for the ride but was refusing to give us a refund for the gondola. My dad was trying to explain the only reason we had spent the $45 to get into this place was for that ride and that ride had failed. John then called my father and "unreasonable customer" that's when I chimed in with and angry "are you f*ing serious?!" He then said because I used profane language that he didn't need to help us anymore. The only way down the mountain was by gondola, so down we went. Once at the bottom of the mountain we asked to speak to a manager, but were pawned off on Brittany Kotie because the manager was "on break." She had already been informed about us via phone and knew us by name. She did NOTHING to be helpful when we requested information or asked her to call the manager. She just said there and said "ok, ok, ok, yeah I know..." She did take my fathers information asking for the manager to call to discuss how poorly we were treated today. (Which I'm sure she threw right into the trash) Obviously she refused us a refund. This was the worst experience I have ever had at any kind of "park." I have never seen "customer service" treat guests so poorly. Their dangerous thrill ride malfunctioned with us on it creating fear in us, enough for us to not want to ride it. That is not our fault. We should not have been punished, called names or been treated they way we were. They handled this situation very badly, if I could give less than one star I would.
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