The Historic Fairy Caves, an attraction within Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, was a thriving tourist destination in the 1890s, thanks to Charles W. Darrow, a pioneering Glenwood Springs attorney. Darrow and his family homesteaded the top of Iron Mountain, including the cave entrance. Today, you can tour Historic Fairy Caves as a part of the Cave Tour.
Darrow opened Fairy Caves to visitors in 1895. At that time the known extent of the cave was about 800 feet. Today Glenwood Caverns, including the Historic Fairy Caves, has more than 16,000 known feet. When the Fairy Caves opened to the public, visitors could get to the caves by walking up a trail, by riding a horse or burro, or by being transported in style in a horse-drawn carriage. Today, you travel to the Historic Fairy Caves in a gondola on the Iron Mountain Tramway.
Wild Tour Testimonial
Wild tours scheduling:Reservations are required for Wild Cave Tours. This tour is not included in the Funday Pass. Call 970-945-4228 or 1-800-530-1635, ext. 0 Learn more about Cave Science and History >
If I ever get questioned about my most memorable/best experience adventure park/rides, the answer will be Glenwood Caverns Adventure park.
This is probably one of those… read moreS L12/01/2020
Had an amazing time with the family here. The cave tours were cool. The Alpine Coaster was a blast. The holiday lights were beautiful.Eric Simonsen11/30/2020
So amazing! All we did was the gondola and cave tours but, the cave tours were amazing and here’s the ding dang deal, I think… read moreJesse Rhoads11/27/2020
A wonderful way to spend a day with the whole family. My Son is 4 and about 42 in tall. He was able to ride… read morerebekah tresslar11/20/2020
Called off work that day to drive 3 hours from Denver to hide and go on an adventure! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park called out to… read moreAlice Q.11/16/2020
Great for family with kids 5 and older. Incredibly fun. My kids were 6 and 8 and they had a blast. Amazing views and very thrilling rides. We went during the pandemic so… read morejmarievw11/14/2020
The Fairy Cavern is cool, but the other one around back is even better. The tour guides are knowledgeable, and the people working here are… read moreAlec Black11/12/2020
Great adventure for all ages! This is the third time we’ve taken our family there and the Giant Canyon Swing and Mine Drop are a… read moreSR Wells11/11/2020
Beca one of the tour guides for the cave tour and she is amazing! I have done the cave tour twice and been lucky enough… read moreJunior Ortega11/02/2020
Had a great time here with my family. No crowds short lines and an awesome team of employees. Great for big kids and adults as… read moreJim Evans11/01/2020
Buena opción. Una opción si estas fuera de temporada de ski. El precio ronda los 59$ incluye las atracciones limitadas arriba. La.idea de poner un pequeño parque… read moreMarcial_Orozco11/01/2020
Fun little amusement park with great views. Kings Cavern tour was made even better with Becca giving a “light show”! All attractions are included in… read moreAngel Bischoff11/01/2020
Enough attractions to keep you busy but not overwhelm you. Some great stuff for thrill-seekers and great stuff for the more timid.Ruthanne Dyson10/28/2020
Don and Becca were amazing!! My boyfriend and I went to Glenwood Adventure Park to see the caves little did we know there were rides… read moremageeia10/27/2020Marilyn Castorina10/27/2020