New tour opens at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park |

New tour opens at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Kelley Cox Post Independent
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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park opens the newly expanded version of its popular Historic Fairy Caves Tour today along with its seasonal rides accessed by the Iron Mountain Tramway.

A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11 a.m. to commemorate the opening of the new tour, which is twice the length of the original cave tour and includes a stop at Exclamation Point overlooking the Roaring Fork Valley. It also leads guests through the discovery and development of the Fairy Caves, which first opened to the public in 1897.

The tour descends into Iron Mountain on lighted walkways into the most-decorated cave room in the state, featuring formations including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws and cave bacon.

Cavern tours last about 50 minutes, and tickets are half price all day today.

The park will celebrate its 10th anniversary starting on Memorial Weekend with the season’s first Music on the Mountain concert on Friday, May 24, when guests can ride the tram and listen to live music by Dr. Robert, a Beatles tribute band, with the donation of a can of food for the LIFT-UP Food Pantry.

In addition to the caverns, the park’s amenities include the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, the Wild West Express Coaster and Mine Wheel ride, the Giant Canyon Swing, Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, Laser Tag arena, climbing wall and dining at the Lookout Grille or Snack Shop.

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