With Labor Day behind us and the fall equinox coming up quickly on September 23rd, it’s probably time to admit that summer has come to a close. It was a great season in Glenwood Springs, CO and at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park! Here are a few of the highlights of the Park from summer 2015:
Local’s Choice Awards
The annual Post Independent Local’s Choice Awards were handed out in June, and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park was thrilled to take home several awards. We’re so pleased to be recognized by the community, and hope that everyone has a chance to experience a mountain-top sunset: there’s nothing like it!
Best local attraction
Best place for family fun
Best place to watch the sunset
Best live music venue
Best community event or festival
Best date spot
Iron Mountain Hot Springs opened
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park owners Steve and Jeannie Beckley teamed up with locals Mogli and Coop Cooper to open Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Opened for business in August, the Hot Springs offers 16 mineral soaking pools, each with its own temperature and view, and a large freshwater family pool. Located right next to the Colorado River, it’s the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.
The mountain was alive with the sound of music
The weekly Friday Afternoon Club ran for a successful second year, with local bands playing free shows to wind down the week. The Music on the Mountain series, now in it’s 7th year, continues to showcase popular bands around the valley and beyond….and it’s not over! Music on the Mountain runs until September 26th, so you still have a chance to catch some great concerts. Bring at least one can of food to donate to Lift-Up and you’ll get a free tram ride to the top.
We made it on TV!
Two hosts from the Travel Channel show “Thrill Factor” stopped by in August to film an episode. The show delves into the science behind our favorite adrenaline rushes. Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, the hosts of “Thrill Factor,” used the Glenwood Canyon Flyer to experiment with how sights and sounds add to the thrill of a ride.
We had fun–and we hope you did, too!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s mission is to provide fun for all ages. Whether it’s riding the adrenaline-pumping Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, cruising down the Alpine Coaster, learning about the amazing cave formations or simply enjoying the views on the tram ride or at the Lookout Grille, there’s something for everyone. We love helping families bond and having people take a break from their daily lives to come up and enjoy themselves. We hope to see you this fall and winter, and we look forward to continuing to provide entertainment all year long!