Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs

4.3
#1 of 18 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. Make Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park a part of your Glenwood Springs vacation plans using our Glenwood Springs day trip planning website .
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  • stumbled across this awesomeness on Groupon. took a trip to colorado and am so happy i went here. their rides are super fun the bands and general atmosphere is just great. i loved the fairy caves, and...  more »
  • We checked into the hotel next door because of the indoor water slide and were surprised to learn about the caves and tram ride. Even though it was winter and many of the attractions closed, we still ...  more »
  • We had a great time my kids loved the ride and we enjoyed spending time together. Our first time there and my 5 year old was very brave and got on the rides I enjoyed seeing my kids have fun with a bi...  more »
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  • Keep in mind this was a winter visit with an adult family. Fun to take the gondola and not too expensive but I will say the gondola ONLY HOLDS 5, not 6 which split you up. My gondola said it held 6 but others said 5. Regardless the views are stellar and the ride is smooth. Fun to see all the activities that I would have wanted to do as a kid. I would recommend for that kitschy tourist experience!
  • Very fun place! We went over the New Year week end and had a great time, not all the attractions are open during the winter but still worth doing. The caves are amazing and is a must do. The mountain coaster is the best one I have been on and it's cool how it pulls you back up the mountain. The mine drop actually drops you into the Earth, it's not a simulation like an employee told my wife, that's the only reason she tried it she wasn't happy when it dropped us she hates falling. I Loved it very fun! It's so cool that there is an adventure park on top of a mountain.
  • Very good and when I visited this when I was young, I was very glad and happy. This amusement park is one of my favourites in Colorado. I love the bat caves (even if I have only been in there once). It is very interesting and next to Glenwood Springs, my favourite vacation-place. It is a great choice for families who want to have fun. Sometimes it gets incredibly cold, but not usually. Don't go here in the middle of winter, it is incredibly cold. I love this amusement park!
  • The alpine coaster is worth the trip up by itself. Got some killer GoPro video on it over the Christmas holiday. The mine ride is also very, let’s say surprising. Good family environment but they have hooch too so everyone can have a good time
  • First off let me say COLE the cave tour guide who also explores caves across the world is a must have for the cavern tours. Went with some friends visiting from out of state..definitely an awesome experience with people who are not familiar with Colorado. Great views up done with the gondola ride, cool adrenaline pumping attractions to ride. And the cave tours we're something I've never done and a real cool experience thanks to our guide Cole.. only reason why I rate four stars is we all paid full price for half the park to be shut down. We went on a pretty slow Monday and didn't receive the full experience I could imagine in the middle of summer or the weekend. If they are going to limit your experience at least discount the price. Overall cool place to go!

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Most of the places to stay in Glenwood Springs sit within walking distance of the Colorado River. The hot springs pool lies on the north bank of the river, as do many of the town's hotels. Most of the town, however, is on the south bank of the river, so choose a place here for better access to local services and entertainment. Accommodations in town range from bed and breakfasts to historical hotels to resorts. You'll also find numerous national chain hotels and vacation rentals in condominiums and private homes. If you're looking to ski at Aspen and stay in Glenwood Springs as a less-expensive lodging alternative, inquire at local hotels about accommodation-and-lift-ticket packages.
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