Best known for its guided tours of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves, the Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs has been attracting a lot of attention lately as the go-to place in Colorado for extreme thrill rides.
Glenwood Springs, CO (PRWEB) May 26, 2011
“Go jump off a cliff,” has a new meaning at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, this year. This popular adventure vacation destination, located on top of Iron Mountain at an elevation of 7,100 feet, is celebrating the grand opening of its new Bungee Jump—the only one in Colorado—during the Memorial Day weekend. A new 625-foot Soaring Eagle Zip Ride will open this week as well. Both of these new attractions launch from a bungee tower that’s perched on the mountainside and provides riders and jumpers with birds’ eye views of the Roaring Fork Valley.
“There are a lot of exciting things happening at the park this year,” said Steve Beckley, who owns the Adventure Park with his wife Jeanne. “The host of the Travel Channel’s ‘Bert the Conqueror’ television series was here last week to shoot an episode on the Giant Canyon Swing; the new Bungee Jump and Soaring Eagle Zip Ride are opening; and we’re expanding our Music on the Mountain Concert Series to nine events this year to provide even more support for the LIFT-UP food pantry.”
Best known for its guided tours of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves, the Adventure Park has been attracting a lot of attention lately as the go-to place in Colorado for extreme thrill rides. The Giant Canyon Swing was featured today on “Good Morning America” when Sam Champion joined Bert Kreischer, host of The Travel Channel’s “Bert the Conqueror” series, for a ride and a tour of the park. The Giant Canyon Swing, a pneumatically powered swing that launches riders out over Glenwood Canyon, 1,300 feet above the Colorado River, has been a big hit with thrill seekers since it opened last May.
The Adventure Park also offers the longest Alpine Coaster and the only 4D Motion Theater in the state, plus bungee trampolines, a laser tag arena, a giant maze, a mechanical bull, gemstone sluice box mining and geode cutting, a climbing wall, an electronic shooting gallery and old-time photographs. Guests travel to the park on the Iron Mountain Tramway, which offers a scenic 10-minute ride with panoramic mountain views. Two mountain-top restaurants, the Lookout Grille and the Snack Shack, offer guests the chance to enjoy a sit-down meal, or a quick snack and a cold drink between rides.
The Day Pass provides the best value for spending a day at the Adventure Park. It includes a ride on the Iron Mountain Tramway and park admission, plus unlimited access to most of the park’s attractions, for just $42 for adults and $38 for kids 3 – 12. Guests can add a 70-minute guided Cave Tour for $5 each. The new Bungee Jump costs $20 per jump. Sluice box mining, geode cutting and souvenir photographs are all priced separately.
The park will be open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily all summer. On May 27, the park will hold the first Music on the Mountain event of the year, the Summer Kick-Off Party and “Can for a Tram” concert to benefit LIFT-UP, featuring live music by The Missing Link Band. For more information, visit http://www.GlenwoodCaverns.com or call 800-530-1635, ext. 0.
About Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 — 800-530-1635
Located in scenic Glenwood Springs, Colo., midway between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers a one-of-a-kind mountain-top adventure for families and outdoor enthusiasts. The Adventure Park features a gondola ride, tours of Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves, dining, and attractions including an alpine coaster, 4-dimensional theater, laser tag, giant swing, a climbing wall, gemstone sluice box mining, simulated Conestoga wagon experience, bungee trampolines and, new in 2011, a bungee jump and zip ride. Ideal setting for groups and birthday parties. For the most up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter, http://www.Twitter.com/GlenwoodCaverns, become a fan on Facebook, http://www.Facebook.com/GlenwoodCaverns or read the blog, http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com/blog. Go to http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com for more information, to sign up for our enewsletter, or to request a brochure.
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