Cliffhanger Roller Coaster at Glenwood Caverns

The Cliffhanger at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is the highest-elevation full-sized roller coaster in America! The highest part of the 50-foot-tall Cliffhanger Roller Coaster curves alongside the edge of Glenwood Canyon, more than 1,400 feet above the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys.

Located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the Adventure Park, which brought the first Alpine Coaster to the U.S. in 2005, also offers thrill seekers the Giant Canyon Swing, which swings riders out 1,300 feet above the Colorado River in a pneumatically powered, zero-Gs thrill ride; the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride; and a wild, on-your-belly tour of Glenwood Caverns and the Historic Fairy Caves.

Glenwood Springs: Most Fun Town for a Colorado Spring Break

There’s a reason Glenwood Springs was named the Most Fun Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today. It really is fun, and that makes it a great destination for spring breakers. Whether you live on the Front Range and need a staycation, or are coming from out-of-state for your Colorado ski trip, we hope you’ll consider Glenwood Springs.

During March and early April, here’s a look at what you can do in Glenwood Springs:

Spend a day with us! In the off-season, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has smaller crowds than you’ll find here in the summer. Our Winter Fun Pass will still be available, and it’s an incredible deal. For just $31 per person, you get a round-trip ride on the Iron Mountain Tramway, or a bus in inclement weather, a 70-minute guided Cave Tour, and unlimited access to the Alpine Coaster, 4D Motion Theater and Laser Tag Arena. You can add lunch at the Lookout Grille and spend around $160 for a family of four.

Ski or ride at one or more of the seven ski resorts located within an hour of Glenwood Springs, including Vail, Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Beaver Creek, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Sunlight Mountain Resort. That’s especially nice because the lodging in Glenwood Springs is significantly more affordable than in neighboring Aspen and Vail, and you are located right in the middle of these world-class resorts.

Play and relax at the Glenwood Hot Springs, the world’s largest hot springs pool, which is well known for its healing mineral waters. Weather permitting, the pool’s two water slides will be open the last two weeks of March, which adds even more fun to your swim. The pool is open until 10 p.m. every night, so you can spend the day with us, and then relax in the pool afterwards.

You can also laugh the night away at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, get pampered at one of several spas in town, take a snowmobile tour, go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, choose from an amazing variety of restaurants and go shopping. With more than 100 stores, Glenwood Springs is the largest retail shopping area between Denver and Grand Junction.

You can learn more about visiting Glenwood Springs on our website. Hope we see you soon!

The Travel Channel’s Bert the Conqueror is Coming to Visit!

Describing Bert Kreischer in a few words isn’t easy and the term “thrill seeker” doesn’t even scratch the surface. Throw in hilariously absurd, fearless and passionate about fun, and you start to get the picture.

As host of the popular Travel Channel’s Bert the Conqueror television series, Bert will visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs Colorado on May 19 to shoot an upcoming episode based on the Giant Canyon Swing.

The swing, which opened in May 2010, has been a huge success, eliciting loud screams as it swings riders out at 3.5 Gs, 1,300 feet above the Colorado River. Weather permitting, the Giant Canyon Swing will open for the season on May 7.

Stay tuned for updates and more details about Bert’s visit!