No visit to America’s Only Mountaintop Theme Park would be complete without a tour of the Glenwood Caverns. Explore the underground landscape millions of years in the making. Learn about the living cavern that’s home to thousands of formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, cave bacon, and flowstone. Experience the amazing King’s Row, the most highly decorated cave room in Colorado. There are two 40-minute walking tours appropriate for most ages that depart throughout the day. No reservations are necessary for the walking tours.
GLENWOOD CAVERNS ADVENTURE PARK
Please check Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park calendar for hours and days of operations.
Take adventure to new heights at this Western-themed adventure park where a scenic Gondola Ride to the top of Iron Mountain kicks off a day of fun with incredible views, amusement rides, cave tours, and much more! Glenwood Caverns Colorado Adventure Park features several scream-worthy thrill rides, along with a variety of kid-friendly attractions and activities perfect for the entire family.
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GLENWOOD CAVERNS RIDES
Most rides and attractions are seasonal and may be closed at any time due to weather or maintenance. Please check directly with the Glenwood Gondola personnel at the base before purchasing tickets. It’s also easy to know before you go, check online to see what rides are open at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.
Ride Colorado’s first Alpine Coaster! Riders control their own speed as they travel 3,400 feet through the trees and down the mountainside in individual cars on tracks with banked turns and wavy straights. It’s been named one of the “10 Best Roller-Coaster Rides of Your Life” by USA Today.
Panoramic views of Glenwood Springs, Mt. Sopris and the Roaring Fork Valley are the highlight as passengers ride 4,300 feet up the side of Iron Mountain in fully enclosed gondola cabins.
A train-themed, family-friendly roller coaster, and the Mine Wheel Ferris wheel are perfect for the wee ones. Kids love the Old West shootout in the state-of-the-art laser tag arena. The 4D Motion Theater is fun for all ages, combining thrill-ride action with digital animation to make viewers feel like they’re actually inside the movie! There’s also a climbing wall, a giant maze, a gemstone sluice box and more.
The friendly 14-foot-tall troll is excited to take photos with guests. Legend has it that Halvor lived with his troll parents 150 feet underneath the ground inside Glenwood Caverns until he was old enough to guard the treasures of King’s Row by himself. King’s Row is the most-highly decorated cave room in Colorado. After living alone for thousands of years, Halvor heard the sounds of laughter once the cave was open to tours. Eventually, he followed those sounds and made his way outside for the first time where he fell in love with the sun and the moon and the bright blue skies. Halvor now serves as honorary Protector of the Cave from his home on the Iron Mountain Trail. He’s comfortably seated, ready for kids of all ages to climb onto his feet, legs and lap—or to tickle his chin—and is always smiling for the camera. MORE INFO
Now OPEN, is Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s newest attraction, Defiance. This one-of-a-kind Gerstlauer Euro-Flight roller coaster is an action-packed, 56-second rocky mountain adventure like no other! Defiance defies convention with a 110-foot record breaking 102.3-degree free-fall drop in the western United States.
Perched on the edge of Glenwood Canyon, high above the Colorado River, experience the highest-elevation, full-sized roller coaster in the country.
For the truly adventurous, the Giant Canyon Swing at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park launches riders 1,300 feet out over Glenwood Canyon and the Colorado River! Both the ride and the views of the canyon and the river below are breathtaking.
This two-seat zip ride carries riders 600 feet up Iron Mountain before releasing them downhill for the thrilling trip back to the ground.
Fly up, up and around on the Glenwood Canyon Flyer as it swings out over Glenwood Canyon, 1,300 feet above the Colorado River.
The name Chantico comes from the Aztec goddess of the family hearth, home and volcanoes. Our Chantico has traveled throughout the world facing the feats of volcanic eruptions and wildfires only to have ended up at Iron Mountain as our newest defender against the dangers of fire.
BEYOND CAVES & RIDES!
The park’s Funday Pass includes both walking cave tours, a round-trip gondola ride and unlimited access to all rides and most attractions. Annual Gondola Passes and Annual Thrill Passes provide even greater value for guests who want to visit several times a year. Open year-round. Some rides are seasonal. Purchase tickets online ahead of time to start enjoying the fun right when you arrive!
The Adventure Park offers affordable packages for groups and company picnics, family and school reunions, birthday parties and school field trips. Discounts for tour operators and groups are also available.
This on-mountain restaurant offers family favorites including flatbread pizzas, specialty burgers and chicken tenders. Dine in or sit out on the expansive deck and take in spectacular vistas of the mountains and valleys below. For the full menu visit The Lookout Grille.
Find souvenirs, gifts, clothing, handmade fudge and more at the General Store Gift Shop.