The Giant Swing at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park launches riders out over Glenwood Canyon, 1,300 feet above the Colorado River, at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour!
This adrenaline-pumping thrill ride was recently featured on Good Morning America's "Reality Week" with Sam Champion and the Travel Channel's Bert the Conqueror. Check out the video clip: Good Morning America
A day of excitement and exploration is waiting for you on top of Iron Mountain, where Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park brings out the kid in everyone. From the fully enclosed gondola you can take in the views almost 50 miles to the south, over Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley, past majestic Mt. Sopris, to the peaks in Aspen. Once you’re at the top, it’s time to choose your adventures.
The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is famous for its enduring appeal and for its size—the largest in the world at over two blocks long.
Native American Utes regarded it as a sacred healing place. Over the past century famous visitors including Al Capone, Titanic-survivor Molly Brown, and President Theodore Roosevelt called it Spa in the Rockies. Today thousands of visitors enjoy the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool in all four seasons.
Since the late 1800s, vaudeville variety shows have entertained audiences with song, dance, magic, comedy and all-around silliness. One hundred years ago, Vaudeville was the only entertainment available in the West. Acts traveled around the country performing in quaint theaters and were often the highlight of the year. The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue revives this time-honored tradition at the Blue Acacia Theatre in the Masonic Lodge located at 9th and Colorado.
Hanging Lake is a crystal-clear, turquoise blue lake that is a short, steep, but rewarding hike that starts in Glenwood Canyon. Hanging Lake was just added to the roster of National Natural Landmarks.
This glacially formed lake suspended at the edge of Glenwood Canyon with stunning waterfalls that descend into a travertine lake full of trout and crystal clear water. It can be accessed year-round from Glenwood Canyon, with its trailhead about ten miles east of Glenwood Springs.
Entryway to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, the Iron Mountain Tramway is a 4,300-foot-long gondola ride originating on the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley, near the Colorado River. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the ten-minute scenic ride inside six-person fully enclosed glass gondolas.
Commercial rafting companies annually guide thousands of visitors down the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers through rapids with names like Upper Superstition and Tombstone, substantiating Glenwood Springs’ stature as one of the country’s premier whitewater destinations. Calmer waterways, such as South Canyon Rapids, are suitable for families with younger children.
Rafting trips typically run mid-April through mid-October, and vary from adrenaline-charged Class III and IV whitewater adventures to scenic float trips for the whole family through Glenwood Canyon. Guided trips range from a few hours to a full day.
Challenge Ropes Course - Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures offers personalized team building activities for a variety of groups. Experienced staff will guide your group through the Challenge Ropes Course, including a thrilling Zipline ride, Vertical Playground and Rock Climbing Walls.
Glenwood Springs has a wide variety of trails and bike paths that cater to all athletic abilities. From steep singletracks and rugged hikes to miles of smoothly paved bike paths, you can enjoy playing in the mountains all year round! View a complete list of trails.
The Vapor Caves are said to purify body and spirit as they soothe away aches and pains. They are the only known natural vapor caves in North America, in which hot mineral waters flow through the cave floors to create a natural geothermal steam bath.
Yampah, which translated from Ute dialect means "big medicine", is the namesake of the Yampah Spa Vapor Caves—the only natural hot springs-fed vapor caves in the world.
Gear up for an exhilarating Zipline ride in dramatic Glenwood Canyon. Soar across the scenic Colorado River and back on our multiple Ziplines high above the whitewater rapids, a thrilling family adventure.
Other attractions include Rock Climbing Walls, High Adventure Ropes Course and Vertical Playground.