FAC – Chasing Avalon

Join us for Friday Afternoon Club on the Mountain featuring live music and food and drink specials from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Fridays from June 14 to August 9 and from November 15 to December 3. The park’s FAC also includes a free gondola ride with a coupon that appears in the Post Independent on Fridays. The coupon is valid for free gondola ride for up to four people starting at 4 p.m.
Chasing Avalon: An acoustic Americana trio whose original and cover songs fuse elements of rock, country, Celtic and folk music. Based in and performing throughout Colorado, Cole Campbell, guitar and vocals; Steve Legersky, bass; and LeAnn Campbell, vocals, have conspired in creating a rare and special sound circling back to what music used to be, an authentic and meaningful celebration of life.

Friday Afternoon Club

Winter On The Mountain

WINTER ON THE MOUNTAIN begins November 13, 2015

NOVEMBER 13 – FEBRUARY 28 | 10am – 9pm | Fri, Sat, Sun

Winter brings dazzling lights and magical adventures, as Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park turns into a winter wonderland full of fun.

Music

Live Music!

Friday January 15 FAC, 5 – 8:30 pm: Painters Stage, playing live gypsy sounds and reggae rhythms.

Friday January 22 FAC, 5 – 8:30 pm: Gerry Goodman, playing classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaugh covers.

On Fridays guests can ride the tram free up the mountain after 4 pm when they mention FAC at the tram base.

Scenic Evening Tram Ride

Ride the scenic tram with stunning views of the lights and valley below. Hop on the Iron Mountain Tramway and you will be carried from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley to the Adventure Park located at the top of Iron Mountain.

During your nighttime ride up the mountain you will gaze out at the lights of Glenwood Springs and the surrounding valley below you.

When you arrive at the Park at the top of the mountain in the evening, you will get to see 35 miles of light strings, one of the largest displays in Western Colorado!

Light Up Winter!

Enjoy 500,000 lights adorning the park, one of the largest holiday light displays in Western Colorado! 500,000 lights is approximately 35 miles of light strings.

Also, for the first time both the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride and the Alpine Coaster will be lighted for evening rides.

And there is holiday lighting inside the King’s Row cave section, making the tour even more colorful.

Watch Video

Our YouTube video (only 41 seconds long) features highlights of the Winter on the Mountain experience.

It includes video of the lighting displays, lighted thrill rides, a very large Christmas tree with the lights changing to the music, Santa and Mrs. Claus and more!

Musical Christmas Tree

Visitors to the Park will enjoy an animated Musical Christmas Tree, center-staged at the Park Plaza, enchanting children of all ages with its musical light show.

The tree will “perform” every half hour beginning at 6 pm, and the last performance will be at 8:30 pm.

And you can also enjoy performances by caroling groups who are visiting throughout the holiday season.

Lighted Evening Rides

Lighted Alpine Coaster tracks and a lighted Zip Ride add a new dimension to these winter rides.

Experience the thrill of racing down the mountain during the day, or for added excitement, after sunset!

We’re delighted that many riders are telling us that riding the Alpine Coaster at night is even more fun than riding it in the daytime.

One four-year old child insisted her family take her on four trips down the lighted coaster run at night. She loved it so much she wanted to go even more!

Winter Wipeout in the 4D Theater

Get ready for the winter ride of your life when Winter Wipeout begins playing in the 4D Movie Theater on November 13.

Follow two jolly snowmen on their adventures, as they careen down the mountain on their snow-tubes. But watch out for the penguins and the giant Yeti along the way! It’s a very fast bumpy ride and tons of good old-fashioned winter fun!

Winter Wipeout will be one of four 4D movies playing in the theater, as Bamboo Express, Pirates Rapids and Rats Race will also be showing.

Winter Wipeout 4D image © SimEx-Iwerks Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Cave Tours

See the amazing formations on two guided walking cave tours which will be running throughout the winter.

The King’s Row has added holiday lighting, making it more colorful than ever!

Fire Pits and Warming Hut

Fire Pits in the plaza will be great places to gather and roast s’mores! The Fire Pits will start running sometime in mid-November, and s’more kits will be available to purchase all day.

Music On The Mountain Kick off

Join us for our mountain-top concert series offering live music, dining options and drink specials.

Not your everyday Beatles tribute band, Doctor Robert marks a new generation of tribute bands, bringing a thoroughly modern sound and feel to the Fab Four’s classics.  The band is quickly becoming respected for its extended, high-energy sets including everything from “Please Please Me” to “Abbey Road,” and because no two shows are ever the same.  Dressed in mod-Beatles circa 1964, Doctor Robert relishes the challenge of recreating even the most demanding musical compositions in a live setting, often improvising during the performance.  Like the quintessential Beatles tribute band, The Fab Faux, Doctor Robert does not attempt to impersonate the Beatles.  For Ben Wright, Karen Janssen, Casey Falter, and Kevin Reinert, it’s all about the music and the infectious energy created when Beatles fans come together.

MOTM Event with The Missing Link Band

Originally starting with Nick Kuhlmann on drums, Paul Barker on bass, and Erik McPherson on guitar and lead vocals the trio has united with Kim Kwiatkowski on lead & harmony vocals and Bob Stepniewski on percussion. The band has transformed into one of the most danceable party bands in western Colorado.  The band prides itself on offering a variety of music which appeals to all types of people. Their sound appeals to everyone from ages eight to 88. They want to give people the best from all genres: country, rock, R&B and having a female vocalists gives them the ability to be very diverse. The Missing Link Band has traditionally performed the last show of the Music on the Mountain series but has picked up a slot in the beginning of the series as well this year.

Get ready to dance!

MOTM Event with Already Gone Band

Over the last several years, “Already Gone” has become one of the most in-demand party bands in the region, playing at many of the top musical venues and festivals. The breadth of their set list is as diverse as the band itself, with selections that  weave through originals, classic rock, R&B, funk, Blues, country crossover, and good ol’ rock n’ roll.  For a band that seamlessly moves between genres so well, the member’s backgrounds couldn’t be more diverse; the members come from a variety of regions and have taken very different paths to this stop on their musical sojourn. Whatever the catalyst for their individual migrations though, it’s the audience who benefit from the blending of such diverse talents.

“Already Gone” is comprised of drummer Eddie Muniz, Cristian Basso on bass guitar, lead guitarist Mark Chenoweth, Randy DeHerrera on alto sax and keyboards, and fronted by the powerful voice of Aundrea Batson Ware, “Already Gone” achieves that special synergy on stage that is never a given and has been forged over years of collaboration and honing their craft.

Latin Music Night

The seven musicians of Conjunto Elevación have been entertaining audiences with Norteña music from Northern Mexico for more than eight years. Playing the accordion, bass guitar, guitar, drums and saxophone, their music is getting a lot of air time on local Latin radio stations. Guests can enjoy a free tram ride after 2 p.m. with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry. The band plays from 4 to 8 p.m. for this special Sunday event.