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.

  • 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

> Open!
> 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

> Open!
> Included in the Funday Pass
> 51″ minimum height to ride alone
> Under 51″ height must ride with adult 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

> Open!
> Included in the Funday Pass
> 48″ minimum height to ride alone
> 36″ min height to ride with adult

Climbing Wall at Glenwood Caverns

Climbing Wall

> Open!
> 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

> Open!
> 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 2020!
> 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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“We rode the swing three times in a row. We didn’t even want to get off!”

Diane & Emily - Circle Pines, Minnesota

"This place is fantastic! The rides were awesome. The mine drop was by far the scariest for me but it’s over before you know it so who wouldn’t want to go again and again. The alpine coaster is probably the best one I have been on so far. Zip line is super cool. The is a giant pendulum swing which takes you out over the cliffs edge and you see the beautiful Colorado river waaaaayyyy below…excellent! This place is a definite must do if you are ever in Glenwood Springs."

Michelle, October 2018

“We could ride the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster every single day!”

Casey & Emily - Palisade, Colorado

"You are literally soaring like an eagle!"

Landon - Spearfish, South Dakota