FREE Gondola – Enjoy the views during June 2024! 

We are Closed today

6/18/24

Due to High Winds

National Natural Landmark

Exciting News!

The historic caves at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park are now a National Natural Landmark. Combined with the unique ecosystem of Iron Mountain Hot Springs, the Glenwood Caverns were formed with exciting underground processes that show millions of years of geologic history.

“Glenwood’s caverns and hot springs are iconic Colorado treasures,” said U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet. “I am pleased to see them recognized by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland as a National Natural Landmark and appreciate the Beckleys’ ongoing efforts to preserve these valuable resources for future generations.”

National Natural Landmark (NNL) Combo Ticket

In celebration of our recent designation, we are now offering a combo ticket for guests to enjoy a 20% discount at Glenwood Caverns and Iron Mountain Hot Springs.
Combo tickets include:

Historic and Geologic Significance Explained

Below the surface of Iron Mountain are beautifully decorated caves formed by unique processes that host rare and diverse ecosystems, demonstrating the geomorphic timeline of the area. Glenwood Caverns, historically known as Fairy Cave, is near the top of Iron Mountain at an elevation of 7,100 feet and has been age-dated to between 1.34 and 1.69 million years old. Glenwood Caverns also contains an abundant variety of cave formations (speleothems) making it one of the most decorated caves in Colorado.

The cave system is host to many organisms including eight organisms that spend their entire lives in caves (endemic troglobites), such as a pseudoscorpion, that are unique to the cave. The cave also hosts many common cave guests (trogloxenes) like bats, packrats and crickets.

“We are honored by the National Natural Landmark designation and so happy to continue to offer guests the opportunity to experience these natural wonders,” said founder and owner Steve Beckley. “We will continue to preserve the integrity of the cave ecosystem; it’s a responsibility we take seriously.”

About the National Natural Landmark Program

The historic caves at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park are now a National Natural Landmark. Combined with the unique ecosystem of Iron Mountain Hot Springs, the Glenwood Caverns were formed with exciting underground processes that show millions of years of geologic history.

“Glenwood’s caverns and hot springs are iconic Colorado treasures,” said U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet. “I am pleased to see them recognized by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland as a National Natural Landmark and appreciate the Beckleys’ ongoing efforts to preserve these valuable resources for future generations.”

Free Gondola

During the month of June 2024, check out the scene for free! Experience panoramic views of our spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery from the top of Iron Mountain.

Tickets

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Tickets

Save with a Combo Ticket

Gondola

$35

(online price $30)

Gondola/
Caves

$55

(online price $50)

Funday

$84

(online price $79)

Please note- the park is closed June 18th and June 19th

For an unplanned Xcel energy project to upgrade critical energy systems in western Colorado. We truly regret this inconvenience. The park will reopen Thursday, June 20th at 9am.

FREE Gondola – Enjoy the views during June 2024!