Fodor's Expert Review Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Glenwood Springs Cave

Glenwood Springs is home to the Historic Fairy Caves (now part of the adventure park), whose subterranean caverns, grottoes, and labyrinths are truly a marvel of nature—the area was touted as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" when it opened to the public in the 1890s. The still-amazing caves are easily accessible year-round via the Glenwood Gondola, which offers a bird's-eye view of downtown, the Colorado River, and surrounding mountains. Choose from two different 40-minute walking tours of the caves, or opt for the crawl-on-your-belly "Wild Tour" spelunking adventure. For a second helping of adrenaline, try the gravity-powered alpine coaster that winds down 3,400 feet down the mountain; sail out over 1,300 feet above Glenwood Canyon on a giant swing; or drop, roll, and twist on the Defiance roller coaster that overhangs a cliff.

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Quick Facts

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado  81601, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Starting at $50, Closed Mon.–Thurs. Nov.–mid-Mar.

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