Interstate 70, which had been closed through Glenwood Canyon, reopened Monday, August 24, making the trip to and from Glenwood Springs from the Front Range and points east faster and easier
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (August 26, 2020) — After being closed since August 13 for fire mitigation, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park reopens Friday, August 28. The mountain-top theme park overlooking Glenwood Springs, Colorado, served as a home base for some of the firefighting crews battling the Grizzly Creek Fire burning in Glenwood Canyon.
According to the Grizzly Creek Fire Facebook page, as of this morning the fire is at 32,060 acres with 61 percent containment. Interstate 70, which had been closed through the canyon, reopened Monday, August 24.
“We will forever be grateful for the incredible efforts of all of the crews battling this wildland fire,” Steve Beckley, who owns Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park with his wife Jeanne, said. “Watching them work to protect our park, our homes, our community and our beautiful mountain landscapes has shown us the dangers and challenges they face on a daily basis.”
Hoping to show a measure of his appreciation, Beckley was able to give some of the firefighters a break from the heat and smoky air with private tours of Glenwood Caverns and the Historic Fairy Cave where the cool, clean air is always 52°F. Freshly baked fudge from the park’s Lookout Grille was a hit as well. The crews were also given around-the-clock access to the park’s visitor center for running water and restrooms.
Customers who wish to reschedule their trips can reply to their confirmation with the new date requested. Other questions can be emailed to [email protected].
For the most current information about travel to and from Glenwood Springs, go to https://www.cotrip.org/.
Photo: Alpine Coaster by Jack Affleck;
About Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Located in scenic Glenwood Springs, Colo., midway between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers a one-of-a-kind mountain-top adventure. The Adventure Park features a gondola ride, walking and wild tours of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves, dining, and year-round attractions including the new Haunted Mine Drop, Alpine Coaster, 4D Motion Theater and Laser Tag Arena. Seasonal offerings include the Giant Canyon Swing, Glenwood Canyon Flyer, Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, Wild West Express family coaster, a climbing wall, gemstone sluice box mining, a Ferris wheel ride and a holiday light display. Ideal setting for groups and birthday parties. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park operates the new Iron Mountain Hot Springs now open on the bank of the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs.