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Historic Fairy Caves at Glenwood Caverns

See Colorado’s largest show cave at Glenwood Caverns!

USA Today rated Glenwood Caverns

“One of the Top 10 Places to Go Underground!”

Once marketed as the Eighth Wonder of the World for its stunning underground scenery, Glenwood Caverns has been mesmerizing visitors since the day it was discovered by C.W. Darrow in 1885. Originally called the Fairy Caves, Darrow saw commercial potential in the caves and was the first to initiate tours. The winds of fortune did not favor Darrow however, and tours ceased sometime in the mid-1910s which closed the caves to the public for more than 80 years, though they continued to be explored privately with permission from the owners.

The current owners, Steve and Jeanne Beckley , took essential steps to reopen the caves to the public. They repaired damage done by vandals, installed airlock doors to preserve the cave habitat, created safe walkways for visitors and added lighting to showcase the breathtaking formations.

Since 1999, Glenwood Caverns has been welcoming the visitors to see the spectacular natural wonders hidden inside Iron Mountain. If time permits, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park recommends visitors take both the Historic Fairy Cave and King’s Row tours. Both tours, as well as unlimited turns on rides and attractions, are included in a Glenwood Caverns Funday Pass. The first cave tour begins approximately 60 minutes after park opens.

Historic Fairy Cave

The Historic Fairy Cave Tour is a guided walking tour, leading you on a quarter-mile-long underground stroll.

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King’s Row Cave Tour

Journey into the mountain on well-lighted walkways with handrails, to visit the most highly decorated cave room in Colorado!

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Wild Cave Tour

Thrill seekers, this is your chance to take part in an extreme caving adventure in Glenwood Springs, Colorado!

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About the Cave Tours

  • Both Cave Tours are included with the Funday Pass.
  • The cave stays a cool 52 degrees year round. To maximize your enjoyment, please bring a light jacket or sweater and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Since a portion of the Historical Fairy Cave Tour is outside, please be prepared for unpredictable Glenwood Springs, Colorado, weather.
  • Please remember that food and liquids of any sort (water, formula, juice, etc.) are prohibited in the caverns. Make sure children are well-fed prior to entering the cave.
  • An adult must accompany children under 12. Small children should be carried in arms or in a front pack.
  • Because occasional narrow passageways and our concern for the safety of our guests, backpacks and strollers are not allowed in the cave. Storage lockers are available for rent along the Caver’s Corner walkway near the Upper Cave Entrance.
  • Due to the elevation (7100′) and slight exertion required, the tour is not recommended for persons who are pregnant or have heart or respiratory problems.
  • Cameras are allowed inside the cave. Please be courteous of the other visitors in your tour group when taking pictures. Mono/tri-pods are not allowed inside the cave.
  • The maximum number of guests allowed on the historical tour is 20. Maximum on King’s Row Tour is 25.

What Our Guests Say

We enjoyed the tram and cave tours. This is a unique attraction that is a fun family activity.

-Kim, November 2018

Kim, November, 2018

Had a great time in the caverns. Beautiful sights and tours were great. Tour guide was awesome as well!

-Tyler, February 2018

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!

-Alexandria, December 2017

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.

-Michael, March 2019

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!

-Bluesinda, March 2019