Glenwood Springs Cave Tours & Thrill Rides

What's there to do at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in the winter?
    three fully-enclosed tram cars head up Iron Mountain to Glenwood Caverns Adventre Park
  • Take in the views of the snowy Rocky Mountains in a fully-enclosed gondola on the Iron Mountain Tram
  • Fly down the mountain on the long and curvy
    Alpine Coaster
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Glenwood Cavern's Kings Row
    and also the Historic Fairy Caves
  • Hold on to your seats as you watch films in the 4D Motion Theater, then challenge friends and family to a round or two of Laser Tag
  • Enjoy lunch and warm up with a hot drink by the fireplace in the Lookout Grille

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 Springs Thrill Rides

Glenwood Springs Alpine Coaster ridden in winter by girl wearing green jacket and hatFly down Iron Mountain, riding on Colorado's longest Alpine Coaster. (open year-round)

In the summer you'll be ridin' high on Cliffhanger Roller Coaster - taking fun turns near the edge of a cliff!

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 Only 4-D Theater

(theater is temporarily closed for upgrades)

You better hang on to your seat in Colorado's only 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 (open in summer)

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!

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.

GIANT CANYON SWING IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS! (open in summer)

The Giant Canyon Swing towering above Glenwood Springs is 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, during testing.

"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."

Glenwood Springs' MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN
Summer 2014 Lineup at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Glenwood Springs' MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN Summer 2014 kicks off Friday May 23 so mark your calendars!
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.

The music line-up is nearly final and here are the concert dates:

  • May 23 Summer Kickoff Concert
    Dr. Robert
    A Beatles tribute band

  • May 31, 2014
    Night Plane
    Classic acoustic rock

  • June 7, 2014
    Poser
    Classic rock

  • June 14, 2014
    The Bobby Mason Band
    rock 'n' roll

  • August 9, 2014
    Fifty50
    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
    to be determined

  • September 20, 2014
    Missing Link Band
    A blend of dance, rock, funk and groove tunes
  • Glenwood Springs roller coaster
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • kids fun page
  • music on the mountain