It’s official! With Friday, March 20th marking the first day of spring, it’s time to trade in the long underwear for T-shirts and the beanies for ballcaps. After some snowy weather in February, Glenwood Springs, CO has been experiencing an unseasonably dry and warm March, so locals and visitors alike can take in all that Glenwood has to offer while also working on their summer tan.
This week, Glenwood schools (and many around the country) are out for spring break and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is the place to be for spring break fun! There’s lots to do at the park, so here’s a guide for getting the best out of a breezy, sunny, perfect spring day on top of the world at Glenwood Caverns!
Start your day by taking the scenic tram up to the top and enjoying the panoramic views. Look to the southeast for a fabulous view of snowcapped Mt. Sopris! Relax, enjoy the scenery, and get ready for the adventures ahead.
Once at the top, get your energy out by taking a few thrill rides! Head to the Alpine Coaster to race down 3,400 feet around curves and through the wilderness, all at your own speed. Didn’t get enough? Not to worry! If you bought a Funday Pass, you can take unlimited turns on this addictive coaster.
While you’re in the mood for speed, take a turn on the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride! You (and a friend) can soar 625 feet down the mountain on this new and improved zip ride, also for unlimited turns with the Funday Pass.
Now that you’ve had an adrenaline fix, cruise over to the caves for a walking cave tour. You can pick between the Historic Fairy Caves Tour or the King’s Row Tour, both of which offer a ton of features such as cave bacon, stalagmites and stalactites led by knowledgeable, friendly guides (who will be more than happy to show you exactly what cave bacon is).
When the tour is over, chances are you’ve worked up an appetite! It’s the perfect time to head over to the Lookout Grille and, in the warm spring weather, sit out on the deck and soak up the sunshine and great views. The Lookout Grille menu has something for the whole family, so you can enjoy a burger, wrap, salad or sandwich (accompanied by a cold beer or glass of wine if you’d like) while the kids happily munch on chicken tenders or mac and cheese. Relax, refresh and recharge for the afternoon ahead!
Now that you’re fuelled up, it’s time to battle each other in a game of laser tag! In an Old West setting (and the latest in wireless laser technology), settle once and for all who is the quickest draw and the lightest on their feet…but really, everyone wins when it’s this much fun!
After an epic laser tag battle, cool down in the 4D Motion Theater and take in one of the four movies playing currently. You’ve heard of 3D…but 4D takes it to a whole new level. You’ll feel like you are in the movie!
The day is winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to take a few more laps on the alpine coaster and zip ride. The late afternoon sun will feel great on your face as you fly through the sky on the zipline. Ok, it’s time to go…one more time on the alpine coaster! Alright, now it’s really time to leave…
Take the tram back down and talk about your favorite parts of the day. Arrive back at the base, tired but happy, and head to the car knowing that you got the most out of your spring day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park! See our Hours and Tickets page for pricing and more information.