New High-tech Tram Coming to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

New High-tech Tram Coming to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

The year was 2003 and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park was still in its early stages of development. After four years of transporting guests to Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves via bus during the summer months, owners Steve and Jeanne Beckley needed a way to make the cave accessible year-round.

Travel up the winding Traverse Trail was limited by weather, and they felt the need to provide access to the tens of thousands of visitors yearning for a look at Colorado’s largest show cave.  So, in April of that year, the Iron Mountain Tramway was opened to conveniently ferry passengers to the top of Iron Mountain.

Well, as the saying goes, it’s been one heckuva ride after fifteen years and more than 2.2 million visitors transported to America’s only mountain-top theme park. It has served us well throughout many phases of the Park’s development, but now it’s time to say goodbye to our old friend as we prepare to decommission it to make way for a new and improved, state-of-the-art detachable aerial tramway.

The new tram will triple the capacity of the current Iron Mountain Tramway.  Featuring 44 detachable, six-passenger cabins, the new tram will transport up to 1,000 people every hour.  The newer design and configuration will also allow the tram to better withstand the effects of high winds without impacting operations, while reducing wait times and weather-related closures.

The entire process will take several months and will begin at the end of October. During this time Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be temporarily closed until expected completion in mid-March, with the new tram opening in time to ring in the spring break and summer seasons in 2019.

We’ll be celebrating the occasion with a Goodbye Tram party on Sunday, October 28, with throwback tram tickets for the 2003 price of just $10. There will be cake, prize drawings, giveaways, free refreshments and $1 hot dogs in the plaza, so be sure to come by for one last ride on the original Iron Mountain Tramway.


Sharing is Caring 💙

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Leave a Comment

Check us Out on Instagram

Check us Out on Facebook

5 hours ago

Aspen Real Life

WED, 10/28, Noon

@Campgroundbooking CEO Heath Padgett is one of six participants pitching for capital & other resources at this year's Mountain Pitch Summit! ⁠

Camping should be simple, so why isn't the reservation process? Campground Booking takes all the leg work out of reserving a site, giving all parties involved more time to actually enjoy what it's all about. 🏕️☺️🔥⁠

Campground Booking helps campgrounds save time and boost occupancy through the campground management software and powerful booking engine.⁠

Health Padgettt, the founder, CEO, and camping enthusiast will be pitching at COVENTURE Mountain Pitch Summit 2020.⁠

Sign up to get the link when the event goes LIVE, Wednesday, October 28 @ Noon! ⭐ Link in bio 👉⁠ #pitchnight #investors #smallbusiness #aspenentrepreneurs #supportingsmallbusiness #supportingcommunity #strategicpartners

📸: @dominik_jirovsky

View on Facebook

14 hours ago

Aspen Real Life

Dangerously soft!

#Repost @aspendreamco with @get_repost
Good night, sleep tight.
Get cozy in our softest pajamas.
More prints ready for pre order online at

#goodnight #sleepy #cozy #cozyvibes #pajamas #pj #pajamatime #pjset #pjs #sharkprint #nightnight #sleepwear #loungewear #loungewearchic #aspendream #aspendreamco @aliinwonderlandd @davidcliffordphotography

View on Facebook

1 day ago

Aspen Real Life

It’s local companies like @vukoobar that motivated us to create a network that shouts their messages and products out to our awesome audience.

Go to @aspenbusinessconnect to meet our members and click the link in the bio to join the professional network. First member only meetup happens next Thursday!

Repost @vukoobar
We care about giving you great tasting nutrition straight from the heart of what keeps US alive! GO Vukoo for @vukoobar! Each Vukoo® product is made with ingredients sourced using regenerative and sustainable agriculture to raise consciousness for the planet, farmers, and community. WE ARE Farm To Bar™ who cares about human trafficking and mental health awareness! #vukoo #aspen #colorado #a21 #govukooforvukoo #mentalhealthawareness #pure #glutenfree #soyfree #lactosefree #superfood #homegrown #farming #veganfood #hikingfood #organicfood #nongmo #refrigeratedproteinbar #vukoobar #colorado #healthymoms #wholefoodsmarket #amazonprime #wholefoodscolorado #naturallyboulder #lowsugar #highfiber #highprotein #realfood #rawfood

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Aspen Real Life

Purchase your pumpkins at Engel & Völkers Aspen - Snowmass - Roaring Fork. Each dollar will plant one tree in the U.S. Forest Service - White River National Forest. #halloweenevents #aspenevents #AspenRealLifePumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins! Check this out:

Have you purchased your pumpkins this year? If not, buy a pumpkin from Engel & Völkers; your money goes to a great cause!!

Buy A Pumpkin, Plant 5 Trees. What does that mean, you ask? Just keep reading... 😈👻

This year for Halloween, Engel & Völkers is giving back to the community ♥️🖤 ⁠

Today, until October 16th, until Friday, October 30th, we will have pumpkins available for $5 each; each dollar spent on pumpkins will plant one tree in the White River National Forest in efforts to restore the damage done by the Grizzly Creek Fire. #COMMUNITYSTRONG🌲🔥 ⁠

You will be able to purchase a pumpkin at our Engel & Völkers Aspen, Basalt, or Carbondale shops using cash or venmo; there will be a QR code for easy access outside each building, and instructions for dropping cash. 🎃 💵 ⁠

If you have any questions or need help, please give one of our offices a call (or if it’s the weekend / after business hours, send us a message on Facebook / Instagram).

Aspen: (970)925-8400
Basalt: (970)927-9955
Carbondale: (970)930-4663


View on Facebook