There’s a full day of family fun waiting for you at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park! Located on top of Iron Mountain overlooking beautiful Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the park offers lots of options for kids (or adults!) who aren’t quite ready for our over-the-top thrill rides. You can enjoy scenic tram rides, guided walking cave tours, the Mine Wheel Ferris wheel ride, the family-friendly Wild West Express roller coaster, the bouncing GiddyUp ride, a laser tag arena, a climbing wall, a giant maze and a 4D Motion Theater. Come on up and bring the whole family!
Start your weekends off right this winter with Friday Afternoon Club on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The Lookout Grille features live music and drink specials that change every half hour with the spin of the wheel from 5 to 8:30 p.m., plus breathtaking views of Glenwood Springs, the Roaring Fork Valley and majestic Mt. Sopris. Mention Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) at the base for a free, scenic tram ride to the top of Iron Mountain.
Warm up next to the fireplace as you take in the views. The winter menu includes great food and appetizers, warm and cold drinks, and an extensive Bloody Mary bar. Our Winter on the Mountain display of a half million lights makes this an evening to remember. FAC takes place every Friday through February 26, 2016.
Over the top of Glenwood Canyon, that is! Are you ready to fly out 1,300 feet above the Colorado River? Head to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, where there are three ways to experience the adrenaline rush of cliff-side thrill rides: the new Glenwood Canyon Flyer, the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster and the Giant Canyon Swing. You can also enjoy an exciting ride on our newly re-engineered Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, with breathtaking views of the Roaring Fork Valley.
Welcome to Winter on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park! Join us on top of Iron Mountain in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, for a sparkling display of a half million lights, lighted thrill rides, a giant musical Christmas tree, tram rides, fire pits for roasting s’mores, live music, visits from Santa and more.
Evenings at Winter on the Mountain begin as you ride the Iron Mountain Tramway from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley up to the Adventure Park, rising above the lights of Glenwood Springs. At the top, you’re treated to one of the largest light displays on the Western Slope. Lights on the tracks for the state’s longest Alpine Coaster and on the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride enable you to enjoy these thrill rides at night as well as during the daytime, and holiday-themed lighting inside Glenwood Caverns make the King’s Row Tour even more colorful than usual.
Fire pits in the plaza are a natural gathering place to warm the hands and roast s’mores, with a tempting selection of hot cocoa, cider and winter beverages for kids and adults inside the Lookout Grille. Along with a cozy fireplace and holiday décor, the restaurant offers appetizers, sandwiches, hearty winter specials and desserts. Beer, wine, cocktails and a robust Bloody Mary bar round out the drink options. Throughout the winter, the Lookout Grille will host Friday Afternoon Club from 5 to 8:30 p.m., with free tram rides after 4 p.m., live music and drink specials.
There’s fun indoors, too. The 4D Motion Theater is showing “Winter Wipeout,” which features two jolly snowmen racing down a snowy mountain while trying to avoid troublesome Yeti and penguins, as well as “Rats Race,” “Bamboo Express” and “Pirates Rapids.” The Wild West laser tag arena, located on the top floor, is a great way to burn off a little energy after dinner.
Winter on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and closed Monday through Thursday, through Feb. 28, 2016. During the holidays, it will be open daily Dec. 18 to Jan. 3, except for Christmas Day.
More information about the park, including hours of operation and a list of which attractions are open, can be found at GlenwoodCaverns.com or by calling 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.
Planning to visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park more than once during the next 12 months? The Annual Thrill Pass is the way to go! It pays for itself on your second visit. You can visit the park and enjoy the rides all year, including during Winter on the Mountain. The pass also includes discounts at our restaurants and gift shops. Pick yours up at the tram base soon! Great gift idea, too.
Want to ride one of America’s 10 best roller coasters? Come on up to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and ride the Alpine Coaster! USA Today and Park World editor Paul Ruben named it one of America’s 10 Best Roller-Coaster Rides! Our Alpine Coaster was the first of its kind in the U.S., and is still the longest one in Colorado. It’s open year-round, so you can experience the thrill winter, spring, summer and fall!
Since 2009, the Music on the Mountain Concert Series at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has featured Colorado bands in a scenic, mountain-top setting overlooking Glenwood Springs. Admission and a tram or bus ride to the top of the mountain are free with the donation of a canned food item for the LiftUp food pantry. The schedule can be found at https://www.glenwoodcaverns.com/events/category/music-on-the-mountain/.
Local legend Bobby Mason will take the Music on the Mountain stage this Saturday, June 14. He’ll be joined by Hap Harriman, Bryan Savage and Hayden Gregg for Americana rock ‘n’ roll, soulful originals and classic hits.
Bobby Mason arrived in Aspen, CO in 1969, just as the town entered something of a “Golden Age” for artists, eccentric characters, partiers, skiers, and everyone in between. He soon joined up with the storied Aspen band Black Pearl, and went on to form Home Brew with Bob Carpenter, who now plays keyboard with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Home Brew evolved into Starwood, which gained national traction, signing with Columbia Records and touring with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Bryan Savage and Hayden Gregg were members of the band as well, so their performances together are something of a Starwood resurrection.
Starwood eventually broke up, but Mason and Home Brew went on to collaborate with John Denver, recording an album of originals under Denver’s Windsong Records. Mason has continued his distinguished career even after undergoing open heart surgery in 2012. He is listed in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Anthology. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is honored to have The Bobby Mason Band for a second year, and we can’t wait to see the show!
Bring at least one can of food to donate to Lift-Up for a free tram ride to the top. Rides and attractions will be open until dusk. The Lookout Grille and Snack Shack will be serving dinner, snacks and drink specials.
The Bobby Mason Band performs a free show this Saturday, June 14 at Music on the Mountain