Defy Gravity

Coming summer 2022 is Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s newest attraction, Defiance. This one-of-a-kind Gerstlauer Euro-Flight roller coaster is an action-packed, 56-second rocky mountain adventure like no other! Defiance defies convention with a 110-foot record breaking 102.3-degree free-fall drop in the western United States.

“We are beyond thrilled to be working with both Gerstlauer and Ride Entertainment to make this coaster a reality,” Nancy Heard said, General Manager of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. “Defiance is sure to become instantly recognizable around the world for its incredible setting and unparalleled thrills.”

You won't want to miss summer 2022 at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

A rendition of Defiance, a new roller coaster coming to Glenwood Caverns in 2022

Why the name Defiance?

Defiance was the original name of Glenwood Springs when back in 1879, prospectors and miners defied against the norms and laws of civilization.

Our one-of-a-kind roller coaster defies gravity with its:

  • 102.3-degree freefall, the steepest in the Western US.
  • 98-foot twisted top hat switch
  •  111-foot banana roll
  • 41-foot Zero-G heartline-roll
  • Defiance will sit 7,160 feet above sea level, making it the highest looping roller coaster in the United States.

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