Glenwood Springs Thrill Rides & Glenwood Springs Cave Tours
Looking for an exciting Colorado family vacation in Glenwood Springs? Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is bursting with fun - your biggest challenge will be how to pack it all in.
Glenwood Springs Cave Tours
Glenwood Caverns takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist below the earth's surface. Go underground in Glenwood Springs and explore beautiful formations and large well-lit caverns... in Colorado's largest public showcave. USA Today named us one of the "Top Ten Places to Go Underground."
Glenwood Springs Thrill Rides
Fly down Iron Mountain, riding on Colorado's only alpine coaster.
You'll be ridin' high on Cliffhanger Roller Coaster - taking fun turns near the edge of a cliff!
And you'll be enjoying a true Rocky Mountain high when you ride the Giant Canyon Swing. You'll be flyin' high over scenic Glenwood Canyon, and if you're brave enough to open your eyes, you'll be looking down at Glenwood Springs, 1300 feet below.
The Cliffhanger Roller Coaster
Rides High Over Glenwood Springs
You'll be riding high over Glenwood Springs in the recently-added Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, the highest elevation roller coaster in North America. From the top of the coaster you're looking down at Glenwood Springs and the Colorado River, 1450 feet below! Combine panoramic views with fun drops and curves for a truly unique family vacation experience!
Colorado's Only 4-D Theater
You better hang on to your seat in Colorado's only 4D Ride Theater, wearing 3-D glasses and seated in motion seats with the wind blowing in your face!
Come For That Special Colorado Family Vacation
Your Colorado family vacation in Glenwood Springs Colorado won't be complete until you've paid us a visit. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs. Where making you smile is our mission.
GIANT CANYON SWING IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS!
The Giant Canyon Swing towering above Glenwood Springs is an adrenaline junky's dream. The Swing takes you on an exhilarating ride out over Glenwood Canyon, 1,300' above Glenwood Springs and the Colorado River. Combining tremendous acceleration with temporary weightlessness and speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour, it will take you every ounce of courage just to keep your eyes open!
"We've had the Giant Canyon Swing running for a couple of years now and the reaction is truly incredible," said Steve Beckley, who owns the Adventure Park with his wife Jeanne. "It's much more of an adrenaline rush than the previous swing. It literally takes your breath away!"
The pneumatically-powered Giant Canyon Swing carries you and up to three more passengers at a time on a 60-second thrill ride, swinging you 112 degrees above your start position. Flying up above horizontal has consistently elicited screams, and a few unprintables, during testing.
"Since the swing is on an arm rather than cables, it actually lifts you up higher than 90 degrees," explains park owner Beckley. "That seems to be when the screaming really kicks in."
Wade Beattie, who manages the Tram Base and has worked at the Adventure Park since 2003, added, "I've been all over the country testing different rides and this swing is definitely one of the biggest rushes I've experienced. There's nothing like it in this part of the Colorado."
Glenwood Springs' MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN
at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Glenwood Springs' MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN Summer 2013 kicks off June 1 so mark your calendars! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is proud to present the fifth season of its popular Music on the Mountain concert series. Enjoy summer evenings filled with music, drink specials and a free tram ride in exchange for a canned food donation to benefit the LIFT-UP food pantry.
The exact music line-up was recently finalized and here are the concert dates:
- May 24 Summer Kickoff Concert
A Beatles tribute band
- June 1, 2013
American resort rock
- June 8, 2013
- August 10, 2013
- August 17, 2013
Blues oriented, straight up groove
- August 24, 2013
The Rock Dogs
High-energy rock n' roll grooves
- September 7, 2013
Eclectic mix of classic and California surf rock
- September 14, 2013
Folk, rock, bluegrass, cajun, irish and more
- September 21, 2013
Missing Link Band
A blend of dance, rock, funk and groove tunes