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. 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 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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Roaring Fork Lifestyle Magazine’s Movers & Shakers edition
Steve Beckley’s Dream: Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
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