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Fairy Caves and Glenwood Caverns
Fairy Caves and Glenwood Caverns Review
Glenwood is home to many caves, including Fairy Caves and Glenwood Caverns, whose subterranean caverns, grottoes, and labyrinths are truly a marvel of nature (the area was touted as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" when it opened to the public in the 1890s). Now part of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park (think tourist trap), the still-amazing caves are easily accessible via the Iron Mountain Tramway, a seven-minute gondola ride with a bird's-eye view of Glenwood Springs and the surrounding landscape. You can take one of two cavern tours: a 70-minute, family-friendly "Wild Tour" walk; or a more extensive, crawl-on-your-belly spelunking adventure. For a second helping of adrenaline, try the gravity-powered alpine coaster that drops 3,400-feet, ride the 50-mph zip line, or sail out over 1,300 feet above the Colorado River cliffs on a giant swing.
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