Add More Mountain-top Thrills to Your Colorado Ski Vacation

When you’re skiing or snowboarding at the mountains of Aspen and Snowmass, Vail Resorts or Sunlight Mountain Resort, your Colorado ski vacation should be packed with peak experiences. Add even more high-elevation thrills with a day trip to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

Skiing and riding the back bowls of Vail, down the face of Aspen Mountain, or a thigh-burner run on Ute at Sunlight Mountain Resort is the stuff of powder dreams come true. These Rocky Mountain resorts are part of the quintessential Colorado outdoor winter experience. While the bulk of your ski vacation will be spent slope-side, set just one day aside to explore adventuring options further afield.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs is located within easy driving distance of both Aspen area mountains and Vail Resorts. The proximity makes planning this day trip bunny-slope simple. As the highest elevation theme park in North America, the Adventure Park is as much an essential Colorado experience as first tracks in Blue Sky Basin on a powder day.

Other upsides of visiting Glenwood Springs include a respite for ski-fatigued bodies and the opportunity to relax in riverside hot springs.

Getting to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

  • From Vail, follow I-70 west for 60 miles. As you approach Glenwood Springs you’ll travel through Glenwood Canyon, one of the most stunning stretches of highway in the western U.S. At Glenwood Springs, take exit 116. Bear left through the round-about, turning right onto Highway 6 and left at Devereux Road.
  • Aspen is a short 40 miles away from Glenwood Springs; travel north via Highway 82 to Glenwood Springs. Continue through town, over the Grand Avenue Bridge. At the round-about turn right on Highway 6, then left at Devereux Road.
  • From Sunlight Mountain Resort, take Four Mile Road approximately 10 miles to Glenwood Springs and follow the same directions as if coming from Aspen.

The Height of Fun

Just like your experience on the slopes, your Caverns adventure begins with a gondola ride. The bright orange Glenwood Gondola cabins will whisk you up to the mountaintop park entrance. Along the way, take in spectacular views of snow covered Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley below.

After you step off the gondola, explore all the Adventure Park has to offer. Winter Fun  Passes are the best value and include your Gondola pass, as well as two cave tours and unlimited turns on rides and attractions. The Alpine Coaster lets you zoom down the mountainside at your own pace. Let out the throttle or take it easy; it’s up to you.

Cave tours are dazzling; chock-full of spectacular formations. Expert guides lead the way through the underground landscape imparting a custom blend of historical data, fun facts and engaging stories. Lighted displays show off the cave formations to their best advantage much like sculptural artwork in a high-end resort gallery.

A winter day on the Alpine Coaster

Adventure Park visitors can also have fun at attractions like the laser tag arena, 4-D Theater and enjoy casual dining with a view in the Lookout Grille. Pick up some homemade fudge in the General Store to nibble on before heading back to ski towns.

While You’re In Glenwood Springs…

Plan to spend at least two to four hours enjoying Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Since Aspen, Vail and Sunlight Mountain Resort are all nearby, you’ll have time to relax with other Glenwood Springs activities as well. Ideas include:

Take your Vail, Aspen or Sunlight ski vacation to all-new heights. Plan your visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park today!

Relax at Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Add a Play Day at this Mountain-top Park to Your Colorado Ski Trip

Ride the Alpine Coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Ride the Alpine Coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Add even more mountaintop adventure to your family ski trip with a scheduled play day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

It’s March and that means spring skiing in Colorado has arrived! People around the country are packing their mens ski helmet , ski boots, and goggles ready to hit the slopes. A month when visitors will be pouring in for a final opportunity to schuss the state’s fabled slopes before they close. Located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, near seven ski resorts, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is an ideal destination for a one-day, one-off spring break adventure. It’s America’s only mountaintop theme park.

Whether you’re skiing at Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Beaver Creek or Vail, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is within an hour’s drive of all of them. As exhilarating as a week of skiing can be, midway through you may be ready for a break from the lift lines and crowds.

Since you’re already in the vicinity, why not add another Colorado peak experience to your itinerary – a day at the Park – Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Named by Elevation Outdoors as Colorado’s Best Kid-Friendly Outdoor Destination of 2016, the Adventure Park is just the ticket for families and any non-skiers in the group.

Over spring break, many of the Adventure Park’s rides will be open including the Alpine Coaster, the Soaring Eagle Zip ride, and — weather permitting — the Giant Canyon Swing that launches riders out over scenic Glenwood Canyon. With a 4D motion theater, a Western-themed laser tag arena, scenic gondola rides from the valley floor to the top of the mountain and awe-inspiring cave tours; it all adds up to an epic day of thrilling fun and adventure for the entire family.

Compared to a day on the slopes, where a single lift ticket can run close to a couple hundred dollars, the Adventure Park is also a money-saver for families. At just $40 per adult and $35 for kids 3 – 12, a family of four can spend a day spring at the park — and enjoy lunch — for less than $200. Lunch options at the Lookout Grille include daily specials, burgers and hot sandwiches, vegetarian options, appetizers, kids’ meals and more. The Adventure Park is open daily. Hours are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Your Colorado ski trip is coming up soon; carve out some time to spend a day at the Park. Buy tickets and find out more by visiting today.