Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves, Glenwood Springs

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51000 Two Rivers Plaza Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 (970) 945-4228

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  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

    by Reb3333 Written Aug 25, 2013

    We've been to the park on more than one occasion. Subsequent visits were to give it "another chance". It's very "Tourist Trappy",..... panning for gold,.... very gimicky,..... you're captive on the mountain and the prices are exorbitant. The food that's available is what you'd expect on a trip to the zoo, and expensive for what you get to boot.

    After seeing many caverns around the country, the "caverns" / caves here are nothing worth noting and certainly (again) not worth the expense.

    If this is the 8th Wonder of the World, it will only leave you wondering why you went there in the first place. Our vote is to keep on driving! Not worth the time yet alone $$$.

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    Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

    by Tom_Fields Written Jul 30, 2012
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    A great outing for a family, this park is just off I-70. From the entrance, take the Iron Mountain Tramway up to the top. From there, you can ride the rides, take a tour of the caverns, have lunch at the cafe, and enjoy fine views of the valley below.

    The caverns are the main attraction. The tour gets better as it goes along. You'll be treated to stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone, soda straws, and other formations. Please do not touch the walls or other parts of the cave.

    You can buy combination tickets to enjoy whichever attraction you select. I didn't take the rides.

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    Glenwood Caverns

    by yellowbell Updated Dec 2, 2008

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    Glendwood Tram

    Glenwood Caverns can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Even if you're not into theme park adventure, you can just take the gondola ride and walk the expanse of the park. The 4300 foot and 7-minute tram ride affords panoramic views of Glenwood Canyon and Colorado river.

    For the adventurous at heart, I recommend the canyon flyer and the swing shot. It will be an adrenaline rush. Outdoorsy people can enjoy the cave tour for a minimal fee.

    Best enjoyed during summer season as some rides close during the winter season.

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    Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

    by AVG2319 Written May 26, 2007

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    The Caves was the highlight of this trip. I took the kids here and they loved it. Glenwood Caverns has thousands of formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, cave bacon, beautiful underground formations years in the making. You are taken through two different caves-one the historic Fairy caves and then the Glenwood Caverns (a living cave because formations are still growing here). There are some beautiful spots to see the city from above as well.
    It is cool in the caves, so a jacket is a great idea.

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    Caverns

    by Planner4031 Updated Oct 5, 2006

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    These caverns were "recommended" by some travel agent on the Glenwood Springs brochure. The best part about the caverns is the tram ride to and from, and of course the view from the top.

    If its possible to just pay for the tram ride-do it-and have a drink at the hilltop bar. The caverns are not impressive, in fact, having been to a few caves (Shasta, Oregon Caves, Innerspace caverns, etc) these are a real disappointment.

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