Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Our NEW Glenwood Gondola includes 44 detachable, six-passenger cabins with trips up the mountain averaging 7-8 minutes instead of the 12-13 minutes as in the past. We are located in historic Glenwood Springs, Colorado and offer a unique mountain-top adventure that's fun for the whole family. Some rides are seasonal; a list of which attractions are open can be found on our website. Great for groups, family reunions and birthday parties. Your visit to the Glenwood Caverns promises a unique, mountain-top adventure and memories to last a lifetime. The wholesome fun of nature-based educational activities combined with attractions to please die-hard thrill seekers makes this the perfect place to spend a day with family and friends.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • wdhwelch
    Pleasant Grove, Utah13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Our Family Vacation!
    I cannot express enough how much we loved this park and it's staff! Our family of 8, 6 adults and 2 kids, ages 1 and 5, spent a Friday afternoon and evening at the park. Nothing is cooler than swinging out over the canyon on the Canyon Flyer or the Giant Swing, then cooling off inside one of the two caves...what a unique experience! The food at the Smokehouse and Lookout Grill was really good and the covered patio just outside the Lookout Grill was relaxing and had fantastic views. Unfortunately, there was a little incident with my 5 year old grandson and we had to make a visit to the First-Aid building. The staff there was so thorough and kind. All was well and he got a free ice cream cone :) I was very impressed with the focus on safety on all of the rides. They double and triple check every aspect of your ride. There are large lockers, big enough for a backpack, just outside the main building that were perfect for storing our jackets that we brought for going in the cooler caves. You rent the key ($5) inside the gift shop and you can get in and out of it all day. There is free parking behind the Gondola building but we opted to pay $10 for closer parking just in front of the same building. I was surprised that the lines weren't long on a Friday and we were able to do everything we wanted at least once. Thank you to the cute ride operator that called us over to the Mine Wheel to watch the sunset, to the skilled and gentle First-Aid workers, to the kind dining room attendants in the Lookout Grill. You made our day!
    Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
    Written August 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Shannon C
    60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Real fun. Not just for kids!
    We were pleasantly surprised by this experience. We took the gondola up thinking it was just one of the rides, not realizing it was taking us up to the entire park! How fun to have an entire adventure park on top of a mountain! The defiance coaster was actually scary fun. The zip chair was different but also a thrill. The alpine slide was way better than any in the state. We were impressed. Great fun!
    Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
    Written August 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Mike F
    Antigo, Wisconsin433 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a cool place up there!
    Awesome afternoon! We were iffy on price and once we went up, we upgraded, then upgraded again to an annual pass as we’ll be here for a few months. I was shocked at how cool it is up there, and how much is happening that I had no idea about! We’ll get our moneys worth for sure. Gondola is very cool, did a handful of rides… still some we didn’t get to and one cave tour, looking forward to the other. Very helpful staff, and I wouldn’t think twice about a pass for a full day including everything now that I know what’s up there, do it!
    Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
    Written August 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Steven W
    Sacramento, California1,296 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun day with a variety of exciting rides
    This was a highlight of our family vacation. Our group of 14, ranging in age from 4 to 66 had a blast at this adventure park. There is a great variety of rides, with just the right amount of adrenaline for each age. Even the gondola ride to the top was an amazing start and end to the day's activity. Several in our family also commented on how friendly the staff were. They seemed to really enjoy helping the guests have a great time. Definitely worth a visit. Tickets can be bought online to avoid the lines. Discounts are available from hotels and online as well, so worth checking out.
    Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
    Written August 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 5, 2023
  • KevinC864
    Jupiter, Florida47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great wild caving tour!
    If you love wild caving, and getting dirty while crawling around caves, then you should try this wild caving tour. Lots of small holes to wiggle through, and the best part, we had an incredible guide named Katrina, who made the entire trip even more enjoyable. If you have not tried wild caving, I would begin here at Glenwood Caverns…
    Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
    Written August 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Tom P
    Los Angeles, California102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful place!
    As a rollercoaster freak, I'd been wanting to try Glendwood Caverns Adventure Park for a while. I was not disappointed. The two coaster and, in particular, the Alpine Slide, were thrilling! But the entire place is so lovely and delightful, a very different experience from most amusement parks. You don't have to be a fan of rides to go. Just a ride up the gondola and a walk around the small park is worth it. And there are "family friendly" rides as well. The staff is incredible... friendly, helpful and everyone seems happy just to be there. The food I had was very good. I can't wait to go back.
    Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
    Written September 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 9, 2023
  • Greg
    Littleton, Colorado176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Weekend get away
    Went here for my GF birthday. We paid for the funday pass which gives you access to basically everything. So we did the 2 cave tours which were cool. Our guide was awesome and very knowledgeable. Then we did the alpine slide which is a quick trip but definitely fun! Will be back again for sure!!
    Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
    Written November 15, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 14, 2023
  • Choie82
    Houston, Texas208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love! Love!
    We loved this park! Some thing for everyone, short lines, some rides operate on a timed basis. Most rides had a height requirement of 48 inches and above. Several rides we could stay on and keep riding as there were hardly any lines. The food was surprisingly good. The weather was great and what views! Appreciate the spirits for adults in the food court. Pack a lunch, bring your water bottle, there are lockers available for rent to store your goods. We will definitely be back, we all had a great time!
    Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
    Written November 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 20, 2023
  • Alex W
    Burr Ridge, Illinois49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great roller coaster park
    We went for a 4 day trip to Glenwood springs and Moab and we saw this amusements park so we decided to go. The first roller coaster was the alpine coaster and there was an amazing view of Glenwood springs. Same with the zip line amazing view of Glenwood springs. The crystal drop was fun but it was over before you know it like Maxx force at Six flags Great America, Gurrne Illinois. The canyon swing I was scared out of my mind it felt like I would fall into the Colorado river. Great roller coaster park for the family.
    Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
    Written November 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 23, 2023
  • Jaclyn L
    60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Theme Park!
    Fun Theme Park! Visited in August 2023 so the temps were pushing 90 during mid-day, but a Cavern tour was a great way to beat the heat. Stayed in Vail and drove 1 hour to Glenwood Springs but the drive thru the Canyon on the way was breathtaking.
    Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
    Written March 26, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 23, 2024
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Natalie S
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We spent $239 on tickets to Glenwood Adventure Park on July 28, 2021. About 39 minutes after arriving they shut down their outdoor rides at 5:03pm. They opened back up at 6:10pm. Despite their customer promise on their website which states: “In the case of truly inclement weather, where we feel the quality of the trip has been compromised, we will “the” cancel the trip and offer you a full refund”. Ignoring the fact that there is a typo on their website, the park manager Booie declined my request for a refund. I find this lack of customer service and failure to deliver on customer promises unacceptable and will not be back (and ensure I share my feedback with friends and family).
Written July 28, 2021
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Hello Natalie, Our location at the top of a mountain certainly makes it a challenge when weather comes in. When this happens, our managers take action to close the gondola and rides with the safety of our guests in mind. We cannot possibly handle refund requests in the midst of managing the weather situation for the safety of our guests….those requests are better suited for our business office during normal business operating hours. It's my understanding that our management has been in touch with you and has since refunded your tickets in full. Also, I believe that the refund policy you are referring to is from a different company, not ours.
Written August 2, 2021
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Lisa S
Houston, TX17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Best bang for your buck if you’re looking for rides, games, great views, things to do besides hiking. The lines were short, the rides are great for all ages and unlimited. They were very good about social distancing and strict on enforcing guests to wear masks. We felt safe and would highly recommend. Brought our own food, stored stuff in $3 lockers! Great day!!
Written July 11, 2020
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jshap78
Maui, HI3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Fun Day for the family and thrill seekers! We went here after going to Peak 8 in Breck. At Peak 8 you had to pay per attraction $28/adult & $14/kid - they only have 2 attractions open right now. I loved that you could buy a day pass at Glenwood for $59 adults or $54 kids and it included every activity in the park and most activities are open!. Our group of 16 had a blast and were there all day. The lines weren't super long. You do have to buy tickets in advanced for an entry time, but can stay as long as you want. They do have one grille place, but small menu. I recommend bringing lunch and buying snacks or drinks from the snack shack. The have great cold treats after a hot day outside.
Written July 11, 2020
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siglerk76
Warren, OH278 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We went over there with our two teens and our two young kids. We did not do the cave tours because we saw a lot of caves and we gave up on that.
The ride up in the Gondola was great and the view is amazing. Up in the park there are some nice rides but in my opinion it does not worth the price they're asking.
A 60 dollars for adult and 55 for a kid for an unlimited rides is like half an entrance to Disney Parks. Disney it's not. Not even half.
The secret that they are not advertising and I asked is that you can buy separately tickets if you want to do a ride or two. Much cheaper if you are not into all day fun. The tickets for sure not worth for young kids who can't do all the thrill rides and are left with sort of "Fair Rides" to enjoy.
We really liked the mountain ride that you do. It was one of the coolest things we did.
If you have a day to burn, it can be nice to do.
Written July 4, 2020
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Hi siglerk76. Thanks for visiting. We're sorry you only had a 3-star experience. You can absolutely purchase tickets for individual rides. The best value however is the funday pass which includes the gondola, unlimited turns on rides and cave tours. If youngsters aren't tall enough, for safety reasons they are limited to which rides they can ride. We try to very hard to let families know about height restrictions on the website as well as at the base so there are no disappointments. Again, we are sorry your visit didn't meet your expectations. Our manager, Eric Brotherson, would be interested in learning more about your visit. He can be reached at 970-930-6063 or at ebrotherson@glenwoodcaverns.com. I hope you'll reach out to him at your convenience.
Written July 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

wdhwelch
Pleasant Grove, UT13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I cannot express enough how much we loved this park and it's staff! Our family of 8, 6 adults and 2 kids, ages 1 and 5, spent a Friday afternoon and evening at the park. Nothing is cooler than swinging out over the canyon on the Canyon Flyer or the Giant Swing, then cooling off inside one of the two caves...what a unique experience! The food at the Smokehouse and Lookout Grill was really good and the covered patio just outside the Lookout Grill was relaxing and had fantastic views. Unfortunately, there was a little incident with my 5 year old grandson and we had to make a visit to the First-Aid building. The staff there was so thorough and kind. All was well and he got a free ice cream cone :) I was very impressed with the focus on safety on all of the rides. They double and triple check every aspect of your ride. There are large lockers, big enough for a backpack, just outside the main building that were perfect for storing our jackets that we brought for going in the cooler caves. You rent the key ($5) inside the gift shop and you can get in and out of it all day. There is free parking behind the Gondola building but we opted to pay $10 for closer parking just in front of the same building. I was surprised that the lines weren't long on a Friday and we were able to do everything we wanted at least once. Thank you to the cute ride operator that called us over to the Mine Wheel to watch the sunset, to the skilled and gentle First-Aid workers, to the kind dining room attendants in the Lookout Grill. You made our day!
Written July 28, 2023
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Thank you for the positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and we hope you #getuphere again! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Written August 1, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maialh17
Vail, CO159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We were trying to go to the iron hot springs but it was packed (Saturday noon) so we decided to kill some time and go see the caverns. We went with my husband and my mom (63) we first paid the gondola
($19) and then the caverns. We only went to the king one, the tour lasts 40 min. Becca was our tour guide she was really fun and explained everything. Thought it was super cool to see, my mom who is that age could still go up and down the stairs. It was overall something cool to do. I’m not sure if I would go back to check the other caverns, or to the park in general in the summer when the rides are open. It is small and kind of expensive.
Written February 23, 2020
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dngrockstar
Los Angeles, CA133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
There are many reasons this place is unique. First, the park is perched on top of a mountain which has amazing views all around. There’s a gondola ride to the top, an alpine coaster, a roller coaster, caves, and rides that leave you swinging over the edge of the mountain above a canyon. I can’t think of many theme parks like it. You can pan for rocks, rock climb and enjoy a 4D theater experience.

The cave tours were also pretty cool. The Fairy Cave was pretty awesome and our tour guide Parker aka Batman, was a awesome guide and had a dry sense of humor which was great. The Fairy Cave tour lasted about 30-40 minutes and was a pretty decent walk through the cave. There was also the King’s Cave led by our tour guide Tom. He was really knowledgeable about the cave and you can tell he had a passion for caving which I thought was really inspiring. I learned a lot from him and hopes he gets to explore more caves around the world. The King’s Cave was a larger more cavernous cave and there were more steps to go down. The tour lasted about 20 minutes. We went during COVID so both tours only allowed 15 people per tour, but there were tours for both caves every 20 minutes or so.

Lastly, we got a fun day pass which I thought was worth the value for the rides and experiences. If I’m ever in the area again, I’d definitely come back to visit.
Written September 16, 2020
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Hi dngrockstar - We are so happy to learn you had a great time at the Adventure Park and were able to enjoy all we have to offer -- rides, attractions and cave tours. We'll pass your kudos along to Tom as well. We look forward to seeing you back again in the future.
Written September 21, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christian Ross
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Glenwood hot springs was super packed so we decided to be spontaneous and go to this adventure park. It was just my girlfriend and I (mid 30s) and we still had fun! Service at the top was a bit off, the park was basically ran by teens and 20 year olds, but the drop and the roller coaster was unique and worth it. Very hot at the top with limited shade but still fun. The Drop cannot be missed!
Written July 22, 2020
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Ashley H
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
This is a tourist trap. The only way up and down the mountain is the gondola. Storms rolled in quickly when we were there and there is no way off the mountain. Eventually a bus ride down was optional but you had to wait in a long line in the rain for a pass to get on the bus. There was only one bus and it was about 30 min before the bus returned for the next group down. Even more irritating was hearing staff say they expected the bad weather yet nothing was said at the ticket window before going up. Very $$ and little to do. Don’t waste your time or money.
Written July 14, 2021
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Hi Lawither316, we are sorry to hear that you only had a 1-star experience during your visit and that you felt like the park is a tourist trap. The safest and most efficient way to transport our guests down the mountain is on the gondola. When we experience inclement weather, please know that our maintenance team closely monitors our weather app for when we can reopen. Weather usually passes in 45-90 minutes and our last course of action is to run buses. We do ask our cashiers to inform guests there is a possibility of gondola closures when they purchase tickets, and are sorry you felt like you were misinformed. We hope you'll return for another visit at the park in the future, and hopefully on a day when there's better weather.…
Written August 3, 2021
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liveandlove2travel
Marietta, GA179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
We were in the area recently and decided to check out the park with the all activities wrist band. Pricey for a small park but we were really happy with it! It’s small and limited in its offerings but the alpine coaster is worth it! The kids rode it 5x! We enjoyed the other rides as well. Staff is very friendly! Such a fun way to spend a fall day! I also felt relatively safe in visiting the park as there was no where we were in close contact with others (in the things we chose to do.) Everyone was great about wearing masks. Bathrooms are clean so we stopped to wash hands frequently and there’s lots of sanitizer throughout the park too!
Written October 1, 2020
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