Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs

4.2
#1 of 16 in Theme Parks in Colorado
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Great place to spend time with the family!! Alot of activities but bring your wallet!! Buy a package deal to save money bit you will still need to bring your wallet to do any additional things includi...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This place was alot of fun our kids were very happy and excited, not many wait lines, we had a good time and could experience all the park in one day.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The Park also offers great variety of fun with different rides and attractions, visits to the caves is something very special, as well as great views of the landscape.
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  • June 16, 2017
    I really want to give this place 5 stars. It's a ton of fun and the kids had a blast. The rides are all unique enough to keep everyone entertained. The park in late May/early June wasn't busy so there were no lines. You can bring in your own food & drink which keeps cost down and controls what you eat. And everyone we met was super friendly and helpful. The only issue we had is the value. If we had to wait in line for rides the price is a tad steep at $50+. To top it off, the day we went two of the major rides were not operating which meant we had even less to do. Thankfully it was a slow day and the kids had a blast anyway.
  • June 20, 2017
    Amazing! This place is one of a kind. I came here as a kid and loved it. I brought my kids recently and it has further developed adding to the fun. Something for everyone to enjoy. Truly an adventure from soaring over the cliffs to exploring the caverns. The staff is friendly and helpful. Can't wait till our next visit.
  • June 14, 2017
    My family really enjoyed the two cave tours which took 40 minutes each. It cost $30 for adults and $26 for kids. We would've done the tickets for the rides, but our two children couldn't have gone on most of the rides so we were just limited to the tours. The tour was informative and certainly something you don't see every day. It would've been fun to try some of the rides there. The gondola ride up is a bit of an adventure of you're not used to going up ski lifts.
  • June 20, 2017
    The cave tour was great. Our 3 year old loves the tour and has been twice. She loves the gondola ride and watching the rides that she is too young to try. This is fun for everyone, we brought my in-laws too it's a nice change from going to the hot springs all weekend.
  • April 14, 2017
    We came for cave tours not the amusement part, however my kids ages 3-14 really enjoyed both! The roller coaster and zip eagle were especially appreciated. The tour guides are very nice and entertaining. The caves are impressive - they have both big caves and lots of narrow tunnels between the caves. You feel like you are a character of one of those adventure novels. It's an amazing idea to build this type of park up here. We got a pretty good package staying at the Hotel Glenwood Springs, they also offer some discounts for tram rides as well as for the park tickets. I subtracted one star because we had to wait for the tram to go up for two hours, which is unacceptable. They had some technical problems. After two hours they finally put us on a bus, so no gondola ascend for us. If I knew this would happen, I would have used the whole wasted morning time on a hike or something instead and do the caves in the afternoon.

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