Glenwood Caverns Cave Tours & Thrill Rides

We're in the full summer season!
    three fully-enclosed tram cars head up Iron Mountain to Glenwood Caverns Adventre Park
  • Take in the views in a fully-enclosed gondola ride on the Iron Mountain Tram
  • We've got all the rides open, including the Giant Canyon Swing, Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, the Alpine Coaster, the Glenwood Canyon Flyer, the Wild West Express Coaster, and the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride.
  • Other attractions open include the 4D Motion Theater, Laser Tag, Mine Wheel, Climbing Wall, Giddy Up and Gemstone Panning.
  • Enjoy a guided cave tour of Glenwood Cavern's Kings Row
    and also the Historic Fairy Caves
  • Music on the Mountain, the free concert series, is back for its sixth year. The next concert up is the Bobby Mason Band on Saturday, June 14.

Glenwood Caverns Cave Tours

Glenwood Springs cave tour at Glenwood CavernsGlenwood Caverns takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist below the earth's surface. Go underground in Glenwood Springs and explore beautiful formations and large well-lit caverns... in Colorado's largest public showcave.

USA Today named us one of the "Top Ten Places to Go Underground."

            Kings Row Cave Tour information
            Historic Fairy Cave Tour information

Glenwood Caverns Thrill Rides

Glenwood Springs Alpine Coaster ridden by mother and daughterFly down Iron Mountain, riding on Colorado's longest Alpine Coaster. (open year-round)

And in the summer you'll be enjoying a true Rocky Mountain high when you ride the Giant Canyon Swing . You'll be flyin' high over scenic Glenwood Canyon, and if you're brave enough to open your eyes, you'll be looking down at Glenwood Springs, 1300 feet below.

Colorado's First 4-D Theater

You better hang on to your seat in Colorado's first 4D Ride Theater, wearing 3-D glasses and seated in motion seats with the wind blowing in your face!

The Cliffhanger Roller Coaster Rides High Over Glenwood Springs

You'll be riding high over Glenwood Springs in the recently-added Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, the highest elevation roller coaster in North America. From the top of the coaster you're looking down at Glenwood Springs and the Colorado River, 1450 feet below! Combine panoramic views with fun drops and curves for a truly unique family vacation experience!

Giant Canyon Swing

The Giant Canyon Swing towering above Glenwood Springs Giant Canyon Swing, distant view with Glenwood Springs in the lower-left backgroundis an adrenaline junky's dream. The Swing takes you on an exhilarating ride out over Glenwood Canyon, 1,300' above Glenwood Springs and the Colorado River. Combining tremendous acceleration with temporary weightlessness and speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour, it will take you every ounce of courage just to keep your eyes open!

"We've had the Giant Canyon Swing running for a couple of years now and the reaction is truly incredible," said Steve Beckley, who owns the Adventure Park with his wife Jeanne. "It's much more of an adrenaline rush than the previous swing. It literally takes your breath away!"

The pneumatically-powered Giant Canyon Swing carries you and up to three more passengers at a time on a 60-second thrill ride, swinging you 112 degrees above your start position. Flying up above horizontal has consistently elicited screams, and a few unprintables.

"Since the swing is on an arm rather than cables, it actually lifts you up higher than 90 degrees," explains park owner Beckley. "That seems to be when the screaming really kicks in."

Wade Beattie, who manages the Tram Base and has worked at the Adventure Park since 2003, added, "I've been all over the country testing different rides and this swing is definitely one of the biggest rushes I've experienced. There's nothing like it in this part of the Colorado."

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Summer 2014 Lineup at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Glenwood Springs' MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN Summer 2014 is in high gear!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is proud to present the sixth season of its popular Music on the Mountain concert series.
Enjoy summer evenings filled with music, drink specials and a free tram ride in exchange for a canned food donation to benefit the LIFT-UP food pantry.

Here are the upcoming concert dates and the music line-up:

  • August 9, 2014
    classic rock

  • August 16, 2014
    Already Gone
    classic rock

  • August 23, 2014
    Caleb Dean Band
    country music and Western swing

  • September 6, 2014
    The Goodman Band
    classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughan cover tunes

  • September 7, 2014
    Christian Music on the Mountain
    The Found from the Orchard in Carbondale and the New Creation Church group

  • September 13, 2014
    Let Them Roar

  • September 20, 2014
    Missing Link Band
    A blend of dance, rock, funk and groove tunes

Come For That Special Colorado Family Vacation

Your Colorado family vacation in Glenwood Springs Colorado won't be complete until you've
paid us a visit. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs.
Where making you smile is our mission.

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