Kiddie Rides

For Our Littlest Park Goers

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park welcomes our youngest guests with play areas, rides and activities designed to engage and delight children. PLEASE NOTE: Rides can be closed due to maintenance, weather or the winter and spring season.
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  • Like riding a pony, the Giddy Up bounces kids up and down for lots of giggles.
  • They’ll feel the wind in their hair on the gentle, but exciting Wild West Express.
  • Slow and steady, the Mine Wheel takes kids to new heights in Ferris wheel style.
  • Go for the summit on our Climbing Wall which features routes of varying degrees of difficulty.
  • Playing in the dirt has always been fun, but never more so than when panning for gemstones in our
    giant sluice.
  • Dinosaur fossils have been found in the Roaring Fork Valley, kids can also dig them up in our Fossil Dig Sand Box.

Encourage kids to explore, create, challenge themselves and push their boundaries with Glenwood Caverns’ assortment of play experiences and activities.

Giddy Up Ride Glenwood Caverns

Giddy Up Ride

> Included in the Funday Pass
> 36″ minimum height
> Max combined weight 750lbs

Lift in the air, then bounce back down. Loads of fun for the kids, and mom or dad can ride along, too!

Mine Wheel

> Included in the Funday Pass
> 51″ minimum height to ride alone
> Under 51″ height must ride with supervising companion 16 yrs or older

This Ferris-wheel-style ride carries guests ’round and ’round. Check out the views from Iron Mountain when you reach the top of the Wheel.

Wild West Express

Wild West Espress

> Included in the Funday Pass
> 48″ minimum height to ride alone
> 36″ min height to ride with supervising companion 16 yrs or older

Climbing Wall at Glenwood Caverns

Climbing Wall

> Included in the Funday Pass
> Min weight 25 lbs
> Max weight 250 lbs

A 32-foot climbing wall with five challenging routes of varying difficulty. Textured surfaces and fossils add to the climbing fun.

Gemstone Panning/Sluice Glenwood Caverns

Gemstone Panning/Sluice

> NOT Included in the Funday Pass

Kids love our new, larger sluice for precious gemstone panning; an interactive activity allowing for discover and fun. Purchase your dirt bag in the General Store.

Harmony Sisters

Harmony Sisters

> Will Return Summer 2021!
> Included in the Funday Pass

Release of Liability Waiver (Exención Por Actividades) must be signed prior to enjoying all rides and attractions. To save yourself time, please download, print and bring this waiver with you. One waiver per person is required. Riders younger than 18 must have a parent’s or guardian’s signature on the waiver.

Weather Policy

The weather in the Rocky Mountains can change quickly. In the spring and summer months it is not uncommon to experience thunderstorms which brings wind and lightning. If we experience high wind or lightning in close proximity, the gondola will slow down and sometimes stop. We may also close the gondola for a period of time until the weather passes; typically, these storms move through in 45 to 90 minutes. Please plan accordingly for these delays as there is no alternative means of transportation. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

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  • If you are into thrills and adrenaline, then this place is for you! From swings that are located on a cliff side, to rollercoasters on… read more

    Josh Souxayavong Avatar
    Josh Souxayavong
    6/08/2021

    Great family day trip! 2.5 hr drive from Denver and so worth it. Enjoyed the gondola 🚠 ride up the mountain to the park, took… read more

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    zilla roston
    6/07/2021

    5 star ratingGreat family day trip! 2 hr 45 min drive from Denver and so worth it. Enjoyed the gondola ride up the mountain to the… read more

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    Zilla R.
    6/07/2021
  • 5 star ratingWe rode our bikes from Hotel Colorado to the park. very easy. We got there at 1015 am on June 15. 10 minute line to… read more

    Mike W. Avatar
    Mike W.
    6/05/2021

    5 star ratingMultigenerational Visit Came from MN and spent the entire day here with three children/grandchildren. We did every ride (many multiple times!) and enjoyed our Cave Tour with… read more

    Leah Z Avatar
    Leah Z
    6/05/2021

    5 star ratingWorth the stop We decided to stop in Glenwood Springs on our road trip back from Denver to Las Vegas. We stayed at Glenwood Springs Hotel and had… read more

    Meredith J Avatar
    Meredith J
    6/02/2021
  • We went on Memorial Day, which may have been a terrible idea…. we only got to tour one cave and ride one ride because the… read more

    Sheena Horob Avatar
    Sheena Horob
    6/02/2021

    This place is great for kids 6-16!! The park is very clean and the staff is fabulous!!! My husband and I took our 9 year… read more

    Christina Tanksley Avatar
    Christina Tanksley
    6/02/2021

    We took our 10 y.o. NC grandson for the day 2 wks ago — he had a blast! This is a smallish but mighty amusement… read more

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    Deb Steinshouer
    6/01/2021