Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is extending its hours for the spring break season starting Friday, March 7. The park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Guests can enjoy the park’s year-round attractions, which are the Iron Mountain Tramway, Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves, the Alpine Coaster, the 4D Motion Theater, the Laser Tag Arena and the General Store gift shop, and have lunch or snacks at the Lookout Grille.
A spring day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park starts with a 10-minute ride on the Iron Mountain Tramway in fully enclosed gondola cabins. The views stretch from Glenwood Canyon to the east, to majestic Mt. Sopris and portions of the Maroon Bells range to the south, to the Colorado River valley to the west. Views sometimes also include wild turkeys, deer, elk or bighorn sheep.
Once they reach the top of the mountain, guests can head indoors, stay outside or go underground. Inside, they’ll find the Laser Tag Arena, the General Store gift shop, the Lookout Grille and the newly upgraded and remodeled 4D Motion Theater. There are three films now showing: “Rats Race Xtreme,” “Pirates Rapids” and “Bamboo Express.” Outdoors, the Alpine Coaster — the longest in Colorado — races down the mountain, around the trees and then brings riders back up to the top again. Going underground at the park means exploring Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves, where it’s always a cozy 52 degrees. Cave tours are scheduled throughout the day.
The Winter Funday Pass offers the best value for spending a day at the park this spring at just $37 for adults and $32 for kids ages 3 – 12. The one-day pass provides guests with a roundtrip ride on the Iron Mountain Tramway and a guided tour of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves, plus unlimited turns on the Alpine Coaster, the 4D Motion Theater and the Laser Tag Arena. The pass is available through May 9. Individual pricing options are also available. Annual Thrill Passes, which provide unlimited access to the park’s rides and discounts at the restaurants and gift shop, are $98 for adults and $88 for kids.
The Lookout Grille has a cozy fire and panoramic mountain views. The menu includes burgers, hot sandwiches and hot dogs served with baked beans or kettle chips, salad, nachos, soup and chili, all ranging in price from $5.95 to $9.95. Kids can choose mac and cheese, chicken tenders or a burger, all served with chips and a small soft drink for $5.95.
Conveniently located on I-70 midway between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is close to many of Colorado’s top vacation destinations, making it a fun and easy day trip for spring break travelers. It’s three hours from Denver, four hours from Colorado Springs and 90 minutes from Grand Junction. Vail, Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Beaver Creek, Snowmass and Buttermilk are located within an hour of the park. Breckenridge, Winter Park, Powderhorn, Steamboat, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Ski Cooper and SolVista are within two hours.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is nestled in the Rocky Mountains above historic Glenwood Springs, which is home to the world’s largest hot springs pool, hiking and biking trails, fishing, a vaudeville show, shopping, award-winning restaurants and affordable lodging options. The local Sunlight Mountain Resort offers downhill skiing and riding, trails for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, and snowmobile tours. More information about the park is available at www.GlenwoodCaverns.com or by calling 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.