Take a Journey Back Through Time in the Historic Glenwood Fairy Caves
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 that was 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, flowstone,
and more! USA Today rated Glenwood Caverns "One of the Top 10 Places to
Glenwood Caverns is the largest show cave open to the public in Colorado. Enjoy a walking tour of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves that takes you through the historic sections of the caverns and out onto Exclamation Point, a cliffside balcony with panoramic views of Glenwood Canyon and the Colorado River. You’ll also journey down into the mountain, on well-lighted walkways with handrails, to visit King’s Row, the most highly decorated cave room in Colorado!
There are no worries if you don’t like tight places:you will be exploring mostly huge wide-open underground rooms. The smallest hallway passage you will be walking through measures 6 ft 4 in tall x 3 ft wide.
The Walking Cave Tour lasts about 70 minutes and is appropriate for most fitness levels. Our Walking Cave Tours operate from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm during the fall season, and depart throughout the day. Reservations are not necessary so please note that ticket sales for the Walking Tour are on a first come, first served basis.
Choose from our three guided tours, which vary in duration and degree of difficulty.
- Cave Tour – a 70-minute walking tour appropriate for most people
- Adventure Tour – a 90-minute tour with mostly crawling
- Wild Tour – a three-hour, on-your-belly extreme caving experience