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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road,
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-4228 or (800) 530-1635
glenwoodcaverns.com

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X Games Spectators Can Create Their Own Extreme Experience at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Just 40 miles from the Aspen X Games, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers extreme fun for fans: a belly-crawling wild cave tour and an exhilarating race down Iron Mountain on the longest alpine coaster in Colorado.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 18, 2013)

Extreme sports fans heading to the Winter X Games this year can take a break from watching the action to create their own at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, where they can head underground for a two-hour, belly-crawling wild cave tour and race down Iron Mountain on the longest alpine coaster in the state. Located just 40 miles from the X Games in Aspen, Colorado, the park overlooks Glenwood Springs from its mountain-top setting.

The adventure begins with a scenic tram ride from the floor of the Colorado River Valley to the top of Iron Mountain in fully enclosed gondolas. Before the wild tour, each caver is fitted with a lighted helmet, elbow pads and kneepads; coveralls are available since the down-and-dirty expedition can ruin clothing. Next, they're given instructions by an experienced guide and provided with an opportunity to skinny through an 18-inch square frame that simulates the smallest passage on the tour prior to experiencing it underground. The tour is both strenuous and exciting, and offers a chance to explore portions of the cave that are rarely visited. It's always 52 degrees inside Glenwood Caverns, so it feels good even on the coldest of winter days. Advance reservations are required for the wild tour: 800-530-1635, ext. 0.

Next up, the Lookout Grille serves hot sandwiches, bratwursts, hot dogs, salads, nachos, soup, chili, rice bowls and wraps. Beer and wine are available, along with a well-stocked Bloody Mary bar. There's a cozy fireplace and views of the Roaring Fork Valley that reach all the way to the Maroon Bells Range.

After lunch, it's time for a ride on the alpine coaster. Its individual cars race 3,400 feet through the trees and down the mountainside on stainless-steel tracks with jumps, waves and hairpin curves, and then bring riders back up to the top, ready for another ride. The riders control their speeds, and a no-brakes trip can reach up to 25 miles per hour. The cars can hold one or two riders at a time.

Many X Games fans have already discovered that Glenwood Springs is a great place to stay during the events. They can save up to 75 percent on lodging compared to rates in Aspen. There are award-winning, affordable restaurants and, in addition to the fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, guests can relax at the end of the day with a soak in
the world-famous Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Staying in Glenwood Springs is also convenient; there are shuttle buses from stops located throughout the town, so fans can relax and leave the driving up to someone else.

This winter, the Adventure Park is open Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com or call 800-530-1635, ext.0, for more information.

About Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Located in scenic Glenwood Springs, Colo., midway between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers a one-of-a-kind mountain-top adventure for families and outdoor enthusiasts. The Adventure Park features a gondola ride, tours of Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves, dining, and attractions including an alpine coaster, 4-dimensional theater, laser tag, giant swing, a climbing wall, gemstone sluice box mining, simulated Conestoga wagon experience, and, new in 2012, two roller coasters and a Ferris wheel ride. Some attractions are seasonal. Ideal setting for groups and birthday parties. For the most up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter, www.Twitter.com/GlenwoodCaverns, become a fan on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/GlenwoodCaverns, or read the blog, http://glenwoodcaverns.com/blog. Go to www.glenwoodcaverns.com for more information, to sign up for our email newsletter, or to request a brochure. 800-530-1635

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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601