Strike a pose! For the best photos ops, don’t miss these great picture-taking spots on your next visit to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.
Amazing photos are some of the best souvenirs. Looking at personal vacation images is a form of time travel. A photo can spark memories that include non-visual imprints such as scents, sounds and feelings, all of which help us remember experiences we had on vacation.
Pro Tips for Great Pics:
- Leading lines such as roads and landscape features will help your viewer “travel” through your photo.
- Employ the Rule of Thirds to make your images more pleasing to the eye.
- Try taking your photo from different angles.
- Make sure the horizon is straight.
- Be ready for the unexpected. Have your camera on hand to quickly take photos that arise spontaneously.
- Take care to frame people properly; don’t cut off their hands or feet if you can help it.
Best Photo Ops at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park:
Bridget Carrington has worked at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park since 2020. Currently the Alpine Coaster Foreman, she interacts with Park visitors daily and is often asked for advice on where to go for the best photos. These are her top choices:
- Big Mountain Chair. Located in the Main Plaza, this photo op is an easy one to check off upon arrival. Grab your gang and climb up on the giant-sized wooden chair that will make even the largest person feel like a dwarf by comparison.
- Lookout Grille Viewing Deck. For all-around scenic panoramas, the Viewing Deck outside the Lookout Grille is your best shot to memorialize the iconic beauty of the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys. Mt. Sopris to the south is both eye-catching and dramatic, while at sunset the Colorado River is front and center.
- First Curve of Iron Mountain Trail & Halvor Flowstone. For a scene-setting photo, follow the path up the hillside in the direction of the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster. At the first curve, you’ll be treated to views of the Adventure Park and the surrounding landscape. In the foreground, you’ll see the Mine Wheel and the Main Plaza; in the background, Red Mountain dominates. While you’re on your way up, be sure to also stop by for a photo-op with the Park’s very own cave troll, Halvor Flowstone.
- Exclamation Point. It took three years, from 1897 to 1900 to excavate the tunnel that led to the breathtaking overlook known as Exclamation Point. The Historic Fairy Cave Tour takes visitors on a quarter-mile-long underground stroll through narrow, winding passages, to natural water features and includes a stop at the historic viewing balcony that continues to awe visitors with panoramas of Glenwood Canyon.
- Giant Canyon Swing Viewing Deck. This is another spot with spectacular views. In addition to the cliffside drop-offs of Glenwood Canyon, shutterbugs can also take action shots of the adrenaline-pumping Giant Canyon Swing thrill ride with snow-capped Mt. Sopris in the background. This image is a stunner any time of year and makes even amateur photographers look like pros.
Of all the great photos you’ll take at Glenwood Caverns though, the best will come from looking back at the ones of family and friends on your vacation day at the Adventure Park. Learn more and make plans to visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park today!