Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves
Easily-Accessible, Fascinating Cave Tours…less than 1 hour west of Vail!
Recognized as one of the “Top 10 Family Cave Tours in the USA”, Glenwood Caverns & Fairy Caves offers a unique, family-oriented experience that is both fun and educational! Located just 55 minutes from Vail, through magnificent Glenwood Canyon in historic Glenwood Springs.
Experience a glimpse of the past as you travel into the pristine underground world of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves. You’ll discover some of nature’s most amazing scenery, millions of years in the making, hidden away deep inside Iron Mountain. Learn about the living caverns system that is home to thousands of formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, cave bacon and more!
Three Distinct Guided Cave Tours
There are two incredible walking tours! The Historic Fairy Caves Tour takes you through the discovery and development of the original Fairy Caves. The King’s Row Tour of the lower section of the Caverns descends 150 feet to King’s Row, the most highly decorated and breathtaking cave room in the state. Both tours last 40 minutes and are appropriate for most ages (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). No reservations needed.
For the truly adventrous, The Wild Tour is an extreme two-hour, on-your-belly, crawling and cramming experience you’ll never forget. Go deep into rarely visited areas of the caverns. Ages 10 – 17 can participate if accompanied by an adult 18 or older
Even More Family Fun…We’ve Got Something for Everyone!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is more than caves and thrill rides. It’s a full day of family fun for everyone with indoor and outdoor activities that the whole family will love.
Experience The Cliffhanger, the country’s highest elevation roller coaster along with the Giant Canyon Swing and the The Canyon Flyer, all perched on the edge of Glenwood Canyon, 1300′ above the Colorado River. Ride one of the state’s longest Alpine Coasters. Kids love the ‘Old West’ laser tag arena and Colorado’s only 4D Motion theater, TheWild West Express kid’s coaster and the Mine Wheel Ferris wheel. Other attractions include a climbing wall, a gemstone sluice-box and more! All of this, along with the two walking cave tours, is included in the Funday Pass! There’s also an on-mountain restaurant and gift shop. The park is perfect for birthday parties and groups. for seasonal hours and info go to our website. Save time and buy online!
At the end of your day be sure to take a relaxing soak at Iron Mountain Hot Springs right next door, nestled on the banks of the Colorado River. Relax, restore and rejuvenate in 16 thermal, mineral pools and a large family pool with whirlpool.