Are you looking for a dash of adventure in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, this summer? Nothing tops Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, America’s only mountain-top theme park. The park is open year-round, but our favorite time to go is in the summer. The park has everything for thrill seekers and families: fun rides, great food, special events, cave tours, and breathtaking views.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is most famous for its six
daring thrill rides, including the Haunted Mine Drop, the Alpine Coaster, the
Giant Canyon Swing, the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster,
and the Glenwood Canyon Flyer. The Haunted Mine Drop is the park’s newest ride
while the Glenwood Canyon Flyer provides incredible views of the Colorado River
from high up above. True thrill seekers should take a ride on the Cliffhanger
Roller Coaster, which is the continent’s highest elevation, full-sized roller
coaster; like its name implies, it truly does hang right over the edge of a
cliff, affording even more stunning views of the river below.
If you get hungry during your visit, grab a bite at The Lookout Grille, which, in addition to having fantastic food, is a great lookout point (go figure) for the world below.
You can purchase tickets or annual passes on the website here. If you need a ride to get to the park, check out our vehicles here at Mountain Chevrolet.
For car enthusiasts, summer is the season for road trips, time in the garage, and, best of all, car shows. Whether you’re looking to showcase your masterpiece or admire the dream machines on display, check out the 16th Annual Glenwood Springs Car Show for a great time. With live music, door prizes, a cooling tent, a spark plug-changing contest, and oldies dress-up, there’s plenty of fun to be had.
While everyone is welcome to join in the festivities, if
you’re looking to show off your car, you’ll want to do a little preparation.
Here are a few tips to get your car in showing shape.
First, give it a thorough wash; then buff out any minor flaws
with a smoothing hand polish. Follow that up with a finishing glaze, and finish
with a few coats of high-shine carnauba wax. You can also use conditioners to
freshen up all of your car’s interior and exterior plastic, rubber, and leather
surfaces. When you’re at the show, keep a microfiber cloth and touch-up spray
on hand to clear away any dust, smudges, or fingerprints.
The car show will last from July 26-27. On July 26, the event
will begin with a cruise-in at Vicco’s Charcoalburger Drive-In at 6:00 p.m.,
while on July 27, the lineup for the show starts at 8 a.m. in the Glenwood
Springs High School parking lot. If you’re looking for a place to stay, try the
event’s lodging partners at Red Mountain Inn and Caravan Inn.
At Mountain Chevrolet, we’re proud to be a part of a community so invested in classic automobiles. We hope to see you at the big car show!
For 36 years, Snowmass has been the go-to place to celebrate Mardi Gras in Colorado. The village is always decked out with decorations and merriments for the occasion. There is a schedule of events, as well, that takes the celebration from sunrise to long after sunset.
First thing in the morning, Mardi Gras in Snowmass kicks off with the annual Mother Of All Ascensions uphill race. The race is a 2,072-foot climb from the bottom of Fanny Hill to Gwyn’s High Alpine Restaurant. Costumes are both allowed and encouraged. At the end of the race, there will be awards for best and worst times as well as best costume.
Gras celebration would be complete without a traditional bead toss. In
Snowmass, the bead toss takes place at 3 p.m., so make sure you’re ready with necklaces
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert
Mardi Gras in Snowmass brings in quite the crowd, including talented musicians. The Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert begins at 3 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, right after the bead toss, with Turkuaz performing at 4 p.m. The concert is free of charge, so grab some beads and a boa, find yourself a delicious southern-style meal, and make your way to the stage.
At Mountain Chevrolet, we are excited to be part of such a fun celebration. Visit our showroom to learn more about all of the winter-ready vehicles out on the lot.