Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park hosts Mountain Fall Festival, Oct. 1-30 |

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park hosts Mountain Fall Festival, Oct. 1-30

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs is hosting its second annual Mountain Fall Festival from today through Sunday, Oct. 30, with a pumpkin patch, fall photo opportunities and food and drink specials. Special events each Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. include hayrides, family-friendly games, face painting and pumpkin decorating.

The park features several vantage points with panoramic views of the fall colors in Glenwood Canyon and the Roaring Fork Valley. The tram, the Lookout Grille, the Mine Wheel and viewing decks at the Giant Canyon Swing and above the restaurant offer opportunities for leaf peeping and photos.

On Saturday, Oct. 22, from noon to 5 p.m., visitors can ride the tram for live Oktoberfest music free with the donation of a canned food item for the Lift-Up food bank.

Local band Alpine Echo features Bill Rill on drums and vocals; John Pataky on accordion, drums and vocals; Joe Pologar on horns and vocals; and Gerhard Rill on strings, keyboards, accordion, horns, drums, bells and vocals.

The Lookout Grille will serve fall favorites all month, including bratwursts and sauerkraut, seasonal beers and spiked apple cider. The popular Bloody Mary Bar, with dozens of garnishes, will be open, as well.

Park information

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During October, the park is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It will be closed Halloween. Regular admission rates apply during the park's normal hours. Funday Passes, which include the tram ride, cave tours and unlimited turns on all open rides, cost $50 for adults and $45 for kids 3 to 12. Tram rides cost $15 for adults and $10 for kids.

More information about the park, including hours of operation and a list of which attractions are open, can be found at or by calling 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.