Thrill Rides

The sky’s the limit!

At America’s only mountain-top theme park, you’ll experience rides that quite literally take thrills to new heights. Glenwood Caverns is situated at an elevation of 7,160 feet above sea level! Not only will our thrill rides have you clinging to the edge of your seat and screaming with delight, but with the exception of the Haunted Mine Drop—the world’s first underground drop ride—every ride at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park also showcases stunning panoramic Colorado views.

Rides can be closed due to maintenance, weather or the winter and spring season. Check our rides and attractions status to see that your favorite rides are open. Also, for the best value, we recommend purchasing the Funday pass online which includes gondola rides, cave tours and unlimited turns on all the rides and attractions!

Haunted Mine Drop

Haunted Mine Drop

> Open
> Included in the Funday Pass
> 46″ minimum height
> Do you Dare to Drop?

Our newest thrill ride takes you on a 110′ drop inside Iron Mountain. One-of-a-kind ride!

Alpine Coaster

Alpine Coaster

> Open!
> Included in the Funday Pass
> Front rider is shorter than the driver
> 38″ minimum height, at least 3 years old
> 56" minimum height to ride alone
> Drive is 16 yrs old to carry a passenger
> Max combined weight 350lbs

Giant Canyon Swing

Giant Canyon Swing

> Closed for Winter
> Included in the Funday Pass
> 48″ minimum height, at least 3 years old
> Max combined weight 800lbs

Soaring-Eagle-Zip-Ride

Soaring Eagle Zip Ride

> Closed for Winter
> Included in the Funday Pass
> 42″ minimum height
> Min combined weight 100lbs
> Max combined weight 450lbs

Cliffhanger Roller Coaster

Cliffhanger Roller Coaster

> Closed for Winter
> Included in the Funday Pass
> 56″ minimum height to ride alone
> 48" minimum height to ride with adult

Canyon Flyer

Glenwood Canyon Flyer

> Closed for Winter
> Included in the Funday Pass
> 56″ minimum height to ride alone
> 48" minimum height to ride with adult

Thrill Rides & Loose Items

  • Loose, unsecured items such as cameras, cellphones, hats, purses, and scarves are not allowed on all thrill rides.
  • We recommend you store these items securely in your pockets or secure them in lockers located throughout the park.
  • If you get to the front of the line upon entry to the ride, we have a few baskets where you can leave these items, but the baskets are not always secure.
  • We are not responsible for lost items.

A Release of Liability Waiver (Exención Por Actividades) must be signed prior to enjoying all rides and attractions. To save yourself time, please download, print and bring this waiver with you. One waiver per person is required. Riders younger than 18 must have a parent’s or guardian’s signature on the waiver.

  • Some rides and attractions are seasonal.
  • Rides may be closed at any time due to weather or maintenance. Please check at Tram Base before purchasing tickets.
  • Guests with molded casts or a brace will be restricted from riding certain rides where the cast or brace may present a hazard to the Guest or others or prevent the rider from maintaining proper riding position throughout the ride. Please see our FAQ page for exact ride details.

Weather Policy

The weather in the Rocky Mountains can change quickly. In the spring and summer months it is not uncommon to experience thunderstorms which brings wind and lightning. If we experience high wind or lightning in close proximity, the gondola will slow down and sometimes stop. We may also close the gondola for a period of time until the weather passes; typically, these storms move through in 45 to 90 minutes. Please plan accordingly for these delays as there is no alternative means of transportation. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

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Seasonal Attractions

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  • If I ever get questioned about my most memorable/best experience adventure park/rides, the answer will be Glenwood Caverns Adventure park.
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    S L Avatar
    S L
    12/01/2020

    Had an amazing time with the family here. The cave tours were cool. The Alpine Coaster was a blast. The holiday lights were beautiful.

    Eric Simonsen Avatar
    Eric Simonsen
    11/30/2020

    5 star ratingWe took our 2 kids to do the cavern tours. We road the Gondola up, kids enjoyed. We first did the Kings Cavern,… read more

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    D F.
    11/29/2020
  • So amazing! All we did was the gondola and cave tours but, the cave tours were amazing and here’s the ding dang deal, I think… read more

    Jesse Rhoads Avatar
    Jesse Rhoads
    11/27/2020

    A wonderful way to spend a day with the whole family. My Son is 4 and about 42 in tall. He was able to ride… read more

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    rebekah tresslar
    11/20/2020

    5 star ratingGlenwood handles stress in a seemingly effortless manner. Made this a part of our trip through CO, Summer 2020. First arrived to see the caves & that was a smart move.
    Education before recreation….

    We…
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    Phoenix
    11/20/2020
  • 5 star ratingCalled off work that day to drive 3 hours from Denver to hide and go on an adventure! Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park called out to… read more

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    Alice Q.
    11/16/2020

    5 star ratingGreat for family with kids 5 and older. Incredibly fun. My kids were 6 and 8 and they had a blast. Amazing views and very thrilling rides. We went during the pandemic so… read more

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    jmarievw
    11/14/2020

    Great fun , great views – Totally worth the trip! The caverns are awesome and all of the rides are super fun and some terrifying…. read more

    Carrie Soto Avatar
    Carrie Soto
    11/12/2020
  • The Fairy Cavern is cool, but the other one around back is even better. The tour guides are knowledgeable, and the people working here are… read more

    Alec Black Avatar
    Alec Black
    11/12/2020

    Great adventure for all ages! This is the third time we’ve taken our family there and the Giant Canyon Swing and Mine Drop are a… read more

    SR Wells Avatar
    SR Wells
    11/11/2020

    Alpine coaster is a must! Mine drop was great as well.

    Rich Thorpe Avatar
    Rich Thorpe
    11/02/2020
  • Beca one of the tour guides for the cave tour and she is amazing! I have done the cave tour twice and been lucky enough… read more

    Junior Ortega Avatar
    Junior Ortega
    11/02/2020

    Fun little amusement park with great views. Kings Cavern tour was made even better with Becca giving a “light show”! All attractions are included in… read more

    Angel Bischoff Avatar
    Angel Bischoff
    11/01/2020

    Had a great time here with my family. No crowds short lines and an awesome team of employees. Great for big kids and adults as… read more

    Jim Evans Avatar
    Jim Evans
    11/01/2020
  • 5 star ratingBuena opción. Una opción si estas fuera de temporada de ski. El precio ronda los 59$ incluye las atracciones limitadas arriba. La.idea de poner un pequeño parque… read more

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    Marcial_Orozco
    11/01/2020

    5 star ratingHad a great time yesterday at the adventure park. It was a great way to spend Halloween exploring caves. The staff was awesome. Very friendly… read more

    Sydni H. Avatar
    Sydni H.
    11/01/2020

    5 star ratingThis is a wonderful little park up on top of the mountain outside of Glenwood springs Colorado. I had a blast on the rides that… read more

    Matt K. Avatar
    Matt K.
    10/29/2020
  • Enough attractions to keep you busy but not overwhelm you. Some great stuff for thrill-seekers and great stuff for the more timid.

    Ruthanne Dyson Avatar
    Ruthanne Dyson
    10/28/2020

    Cannot wait to go back! My daughters and I had a blast.

    Areli Amaya Loera Avatar
    Areli Amaya Loera
    10/28/2020

    Excellent theme park. Rides are a complete thrill every time. I have an annual thrill pass!!

    alejandra hurtado Avatar
    alejandra hurtado
    10/28/2020
  • Way too much fun! Social Distancing. Masks. Sanitizers. Fun people & employees.

    Stacy Oh Avatar
    Stacy Oh
    10/27/2020

    Most amazing place! One of the best times I’ve ever had!! Great views, food & people. Staff is very friendly & helpful. Tom, that was… read more

    Amber England Avatar
    Amber England
    10/27/2020

    Very fun super small park. The swing, caverns and alpine coaster were our favorite.

    Marilyn Castorina Avatar
    Marilyn Castorina
    10/27/2020