GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo – To make the best of a bad situation, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is hosting a festival unlike any other this Labor Day weekend. Here at the mudslide festival, tourists and residents are celebrating the hard work of CDOT and the reopening of I-70.
After a quick gondola ride, you arrive at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, where the staff is anxiously awaiting your arrival. “Glenwood Springs is open, people,” said Nancy Heard, General Manager. Come on up, we are not closed and you know what, there might be an occasional closure on I-70 but there’s other ways to get here. we appreciate those taking the effort to get up here so we are just having a little fun with it.”
Road closed signs have become famous landmarks while traveling on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. after several mudslides restricted access to Glenwood Springs, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is back open. To celebrate, some Coloradans are traveling to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for some fun in the mud.
“It may have been a bit of a drive, but its fun to be back out here after the pandemic and stuff, and its nice to take a break from the big city and everything,” said Elijah Gilbertson, Commerce City resident.
Visitors of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park are no stranger to the alpine slide or of the many other rides at the park. Besides the normal park activities, the mudslide festival offers visitors the chance to blow off some steam with a mud bath dunk tank.
Glenwood Springs community and business members volunteered for a mud bath to get a first hand experience into this unique festival.
“I think its part of public service being out here and getting wet for the public is a great idea so I was happy to volunteer,” said Charlie Willman, Charles Willman Law.
If getting muddy isn’t up your alley, the mudslide festival includes live music and bag races, or you can indulge in many mud themed deserts.
The fun in the mud doesn’t end today, the Mudslide Festival goes on all Labor Day weekend long with mudslide themed events and live music. Laughter, smiles and most importantly, visitors are back in the Adventure Park this weekend and there’s already talk of a Mudslide Festival next year.