A Dream Realized
Opening Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is the achievement of a longtime dream for owners Steve and Jeanne Beckley. After pursuing an interest in the property for 16 years, the Beckley’s purchased it in 1998 and the first tours were conducted a year later. The caves, long off-limits to the public, generated a tremendous amount of curiosity. In 2003, the caves drew over 100,000 visitors!
Rides Added to Pass the Time
With the caves popularity, the Beckley’s wanted to introduce activities that would give visitors, largely families, waiting to go on tours something to do. The first and still most popular ride, the Alpine Coaster, was installed in 2005. It was a runaway success and just the beginning for the Adventure Park.
Steve and Jeanne Beckley
Rides Become a Major Attraction
Many more rides would follow including award-winners like the Giant Canyon Swing and the Haunted Mine Drop. With thrill rides that all take advantage of the high elevation location, as well as numerous family-friendly and kiddie rides, Glenwood Caverns is now known as America’s Only Mountain-top Theme Park!
Innovation and Evolution Continue
Never content to rest on our laurels, we are continually innovating and improving the park for visitors. Airlock doors and other technology keep the caves in pristine condition while allowing thousands of visitors to explore the subterranean landscape. In 2017, the Haunted Mine Drop became the world’s first drop ride to plunge 110-feet underground. In 2019, the Glenwood Gondola replaced the older model tramway, providing faster, more reliable transport to the park. Music events, once sporadic, are now almost year round.
It’s All about the Smiles
While providing cave stewardship and adding rides, experiences and events are all part of what we do; our main mission at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is to make you smile. On your next visit, we hope you’ll discover the wonder of Mother Nature, connect with family and friends, find a new thrill, dance under the stars—most of all we hope your visit leaves you grinning ear to ear.
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We enjoyed the tram and cave tours. This is a unique attraction that is a fun family activity.
Becca and Kiki were wonderful tour guides. Becca had me laughing and having fun the entire time. Super informative as well. Would 10/10 recommend going on a tour with her. So impressed with how she did the tour. Kiki was super knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions and added her own fun flair! Wonderful time. Will be back for sure!
Amazing attraction. Our cave guide (Ken) was super knowledgeable and passionate about the cave system. Don the manager gave us some great local advice. Definitely recommend this experience for anyone passing through the Glenwood Springs area.
We took both cave tours and we were so lucky to have Cole as our guide. He is charming and informative and really made the tours fun. These are some amazing caves! We have been to many caves around the US and these are some of the best!! The tram ride is really fun and the entire experience was a treat!