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How a Colorado Theme Park Ended Up on Top of a Mountain

2017-05-02T11:17:26+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Behind the Scenes, Cave Exploration, Glenwood Caverns History, News|

A mountain is ideal for many things - hiking, skiing, hang gliding, but it’s not the most logical location for a theme park. Yet, situated 7, 100 feet above sea level in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is America’s only mountain-top theme park. How exactly did Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park end up there? Well, follow the [...]

Oh Fudge! Make No Mistake This Confection is a Colorado Visitor Favorite

2017-07-16T08:10:09+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Behind the Scenes, News|

 Making tons (yes, literal tons) of fudge a year, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park could easily give Willy Wonka and his mythical Chocolate Factory some sweet competition.Glenwood Caverns is better known for its adventure rides and cave tours, but the Colorado theme park also happens to churn out mountains of fudge annually. The melt-in-your-mouth confection is the [...]

Summer Jobs at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

2016-11-05T06:46:25+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Behind the Scenes, Video|

Looking for a job in Glenwood Springs, Colorado? Mountain-top theme park Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is now hiring for a variety of seasonal positions for 2016. Our mission is to Make People Smile, so if you like to make people smile... this might be the place for you! Go to http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com/park-info/employment/ and scroll down for [...]

Testimonials for the Wild Tour at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

2016-11-05T06:46:35+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Behind the Scenes, Cave Exploration, Vacation Planning, Video|

Wonder what it's like to take a Wild Tour at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park? Watch these testimonials from students and a teacher at the Denver Academy! The Wild Tour at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park takes you deep inside Glenwood Caverns in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, for an on-your-belly caving adventure. Guide Lorie Sheader shows you [...]

Partnership with Colorado Mountain College

2016-11-05T06:46:35+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Behind the Scenes|

Partnership with Colorado Mountain College adds educational value to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is collaborating on an exciting project with Colorado Mountain College. In the next few months, the park will install a series of interpretive geology and biology panels, highlighting the natural wonders of the area. Steve Beckley, who [...]

School Programs Combine Fun, Adventure and Learning

2016-11-05T06:46:35+00:00 January 15th, 2014|Behind the Scenes|

Teachers, educators, parents, students...looking for a new field trip? Ready for a break from the classroom? Want geology, science and history lessons to come alive before your eyes? Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers school programs that will both educate and entertain. Schools visiting the park get to explore the caves with guides who can keep [...]

Bird’s-eye View of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

2016-11-05T06:46:35+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Behind the Scenes, Video|

Here's a bird's-eye view of the Adventure Park. There will be some exciting changes to the landscape this year, but this gives you a good idea of what you'll find when you visit. Enjoy views of the Giant Canyon Swing, the state's longest Alpine Coaster, the Iron Mountain Tramway and the Cliffhanger, America's highest-elevation [...]

Night Plane Re-Release Offers Vintage Tracks and New Live Recordings

2016-11-05T06:46:36+00:00 June 6th, 2013|Behind the Scenes, News|

Today's music scene can be disheartening. It's often populated by electronica, DJs, and overproduced pop. If you've ever felt nostalgic for the good ol' days of rock 'n' roll, when bands played self-written songs with real instruments, Night Plane's recent re-release of their 1982 album (Night Plane) is just the cure (as is their upcoming [...]

New Cabin Cars For Glenwood Caverns Tram

2016-11-05T06:46:36+00:00 April 18th, 2013|Behind the Scenes, News|

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be adding new tram cabin cars to the existing tram cable system Monday April 29 through Wednesday May 1. The Park will be closed during that time. For more details on the project I spoke with the Park's Tram Manager Wade Beattie. Tram cars at the Adventure Park Tram [...]

Learning from the Best

2016-11-05T06:46:37+00:00 January 7th, 2013|Behind the Scenes|

With shorter hours and smaller crowds during the late fall and early winter, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park management team takes time each year for team building, professional development and celebrating! They traveled to California in November for a team-building trip and as a reward for another successful year. The team met with executives at [...]

Bluebird Finds New Nest

2016-11-05T06:46:37+00:00 March 21st, 2012|Behind the Scenes, News|

With more and more visitors discovering Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, it was time to add to the transportation options for bringing people up and down Iron Mountain. The tram is a fun and interesting way to make the trip, but in inclement weather or for large groups, another, reliable way to get around was becoming [...]

Glenwood Caverns’ First Employee Looks Back

2016-11-05T06:46:37+00:00 December 29th, 2011|Behind the Scenes, Cave Exploration, Glenwood Caverns History, News, Top Stories|

Tour Guide manager Bob Koper in King's Row at Glenwood CavernsKelly Cox photo Bob Koper knows a thing or two about being underground. The longtime Glenwood Caverns tour guide has been sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge about the historic caves since 1999, the first year they were open to the public. Steve [...]

Adventure Park Philanthropic Business of the Year

2016-11-05T06:46:39+00:00 April 22nd, 2011|Behind the Scenes, News|

Glenwood Springs Chamber Names Adventure Park Philanthropic Business of the Year Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park was named Philanthropic Small Business of the Year at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association's Annual Gala on April 21, 2011. Chris Ehlers was on hand to accept the award. Giving back to the families in its community [...]