October in Glenwood Springs: Entertaining with an Edge

Glenwood Caverns and Adventure Park

Glenwood Springs offers visitors edge-of-your-seat entertainment this fall with a singing ghost, a raucous comedy show, a month-long mountain-top autumn-themed festival and more.

Plan a trip to Glenwood Springs for a fun and fearsome good time this fall. Everything from gags to ghouls and planned special events to activities throughout October are sure to elicit equal-parts smiles, squeals and screams.

Phantom of the Opera at the Riviera Supper Club & Wine Bar. Broadway comes to Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Glenwood Springs restauranteur and famous local music man Jonathan Gorst, along with his business partner Chef Travis Owen, regale guests with two weekends of fine food and music. The Phantom of the Opera event features a seven-course meal, wine pairings and songs from the wildly popular musical sung by visiting cast members of the show. Gorst was previously the musical director for the national tours of both Phantom of the Opera and Cats. Reservations for this extraordinary evening are a must.

Oct. 29 through Nov. 1. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. One show per night, $85 per person.

Octoberfest at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. The mountain-top theme park is celebrating autumn all month long, through Oct. 28, with a pumpkin patch, leaf-peeping and food and drink specials daily. On Saturdays, visitors can also enjoy hayrides, face painting and kids’ games. Local oompah band Alpine Echo will perform on Oct. 13 and 20. A special farewell party for the Iron Mountain Tramway concludes the festival on Oct. 28. All of the park’s rides are open through the end of the month, weather permitting, but the Haunted Mine Drop is particularly well-suited for the season. Halloween-themed decorations lead guests on the trails to the ride, while spooky music sets the tone for a ghostly, one-of-a-kind experience for those who dare to drop.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. The fall musical, performed by the talented cast of the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, revisits this classic comedy. The musical’s original 1962 Broadway run won several Tony Awards including Best Musical and was made into a successful film. The musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. Look for uproarious elements of farce, puns, physical humor, mistaken identity and satirical comments on social class.

Friday-Sunday through Oct. 28. No show when Broncos play on Oct. 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $30.

More October tricks and treats.

  • For an extra helping of spooky thrills, try sleuthing your way out one of three themed and locked rooms at Glenwood Escape Room. Success requires searching for clues, solving puzzles and using your instincts in a time-limited setting.
  • Stalk the haunts of famed gunslinger Doc Holliday by hiking to his grave marker in Linwood Cemetery, then make a stop at the Doc Holliday Museum to learn more. For the truly brave, try the Rocky Mountain Oysters at the Doc Holliday Tavern where creepy post-mortem photos line the walls.

The month of Halloween is delightfully enthralling in Glenwood Springs—Colorado’s favorite hot springs town. Plan your getaway now at www.visitglenwood.com.

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