Have you been waiting for the height of fall to see the colors and enjoy the great outdoors? Fall hits a thrilling high point at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park where a picture-pretty location is also the setting for autumn activities and adventure.
Top-of-the-mountain views are just one great reason to visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in the fall. With a prime location at the summit of Iron Mountain, visitors get an eyeful of gorgeous topography all around. From the vantage point of the Viewing Deck at the park’s Visitor Center, the Roaring Fork Valley is laid out like a miniature town with Mt. Sopris and the Elk Range in the distance. If the panoramic views aren’t enough to catch your attention, here are a handful more reasons to do fall at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.
- Octoberfest. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park keeps the Octoberfest party going strong in fall. The first three weekends of October feature favorite Bavarian traditions including a dedicated beer tent, German specialty foods, an oompah band and Teutonic games like stein holding and axe throwing. For families, there’s a pumpkin patch, crafts and face painting activities.
- After Dark in the Park. New this fall, After Dark in the Park takes place on Fridays Oct. 22 and 29. The park will be open late until 9 p.m. For a twist on adventure, ride all your favorite thrill rides in the moonlight! We’ll also be shedding new light on our cave tours. Join us for a lantern-lit stroll through the caverns. For access to after-dark fun, purchase a Funday ticket and re-enter the park when the stars come out, or buy an evening-only ticket and come after 6 p.m.
- Caves. Fresh off the summer season, fall is a refreshing time of year for a cave tour. The park is less crowded and more relaxed come autumn. Take time to enjoy both cave tours included with your Funday ticket. The King’s Row tour is spectacular and features a visit to one of the most highly decorated cave rooms in Colorado. The Historic Fairy Caves tour takes visitors back in time along much of the same route used by the first cave visitors in 1897 including a stop at Exclamation Point for breathtaking views of Glenwood Canyon.
- Food. Dine al fresco under the tent at The Smokehouse or sit at a table in the Main Plaza. Either way, enjoy savory barbeque pulled pork, chicken or brisket with all the fixings. The Lookout Grille, located in the Visitor Center, offers indoor seating with some of the best views in town. Try the burgers, nachos and salads. In addition to fountain drinks, adults can also enjoy draft beer and cocktails from the bar.
- Rides. For the best seat in the house, grab a spot on one of our over-the-edge thrill rides. With the weather just right, not too hot or too cold, all the rides at the Glenwood Caverns are fully operational. Our newest ride is the scream-inducing Defiance roller coaster. It is 56-seconds of pure adrenaline-pumping excitement. The Alpine Coaster, Canyon Flyer, Cliffhanger Coaster, Giant Canyon Swing and the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride are also ready and waiting. Once the temperatures dip into the low 30s some rides close for the season, so get on board now!
Fall is here! Make the most of it while it lasts. Learn more and make plans to visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park today!