King's Row Cave Tour
King's Row Tour
On the King’s Row Tour visitors will journey deep into the mountain on a well-lit boardwalk with handrails to the most highly decorated cave room in Colorado! The King’s Row Tour lasts approximately 40 minutes and is appropriate for most fitness levels.
What to expect. Visitors enter via an airlock tunnel and emerge into an enormous cave room so big it is named The Barn. From there, be prepared for a little stair climbing workout—there are 120 stairs, with spacious platforms for viewing and resting. The staircase descends to King’s row, after which visitors climb back up. With room to spread out and railings that prevent coming into contact with cave formations, this tour is especially suitable for families with small children. See more details below.
A little history. The Barn and King’s Row were discovered by cave enthusiasts in 1960. One of the spelunkers was Peter Prebble, who eventually bought the property from the Darrow family. Prebble was one of the first explorers though the tight squeeze known as Jam Crack which opened up into the The Barn. At the lower end of the two-hundred-foot-long room, cavers dropped through a short, tight pit into an exquisitely decorated room which they named King’s Row because the formations reminded them of chess pieces. Prebble had hoped to open the caves to the public, but like his predecessor his plans didn’t come to fruition. Having seen its treasures first-hand, Prebble was fiercely protective of the caves. After a decade of getting to know one another and building trust, Prebble eventually sold the caves to its current owners, Steve and Jeanne Beckley, who succeeded in opening the caves to the public — a dream shared by Darrow , Prebble and the Beckleys.
Highlights of the tour include:
- 150 feet down from the surface, travel through spacious passages to King’s Row, the most highly decorated cave room in Colorado
- 40-minute walking cave tour. Cave tour times are posted at the Glenwood Gondola ticket counter and the customer service gazebo in the Plaza.
- Stunning formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws and cave bacon
- A staged light show highlights the most striking formations
- Exceptionally beautiful
- There are no worries if you don’t like tight places: you will be exploring mostly huge wide-open underground rooms. The smallest passage you will be walking through measures 6 ft 4 in tall x 3 ft wide.
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We took our 2 kids to do the cavern tours. We road the Gondola up, kids enjoyed. We first did the Kings Cavern,… read moreD F.11/29/2020
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
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
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
Unique Adventure Park There are many reasons this place is unique. First, the park is perched on top of a mountain which has amazing views all around…. read moredngrockstar9/16/2020
We had an awesome time at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park! We took a last minute trip and were able to book a gondola and… read moreLindsay Sunshine8/21/2020
Not your typical amusement park! Fun place! We loved the gondola ride up and the Alpine Coaster! Cave tour was interesting and educational too!W284USangelav6/23/2020
Loved the caves! The caves were great. The gondola ride up gave a nice view. It was cold so we didn’t go on any of the rides. We… read moreelizabethhN3158IP3/05/2020