Alpine Coaster

Open Until 7pm

38" Min Height

350 lb max

Funday Pass

A Coaster That You Control!

USA Today and Park World Magazine named the Alpine Coaster one of the 10 Best Roller Coaster Rides of Your Life. Think of everything you love about roller coasters—the exhilarating speed, racing around tight turns, flying over bumps and waves. Now imagine that you are in full control of your speed, you are riding alone or with a friend and cruising down an alpine slope surrounded by Colorado’s gorgeous scenery.

The Alpine Coaster will race you down 3,400 feet of track until you gradually come to a gentle stop. While you are pulled back up the 1,000 feet to the starting point. On the return, relax, enjoy the surrounding wildflowers and think about your next rip-roaring trip down the mountain!

The fun is locked in. Unlike an alpine slide, you can’t fall out of the Alpine Coaster. Cars are affixed to the track and the ride is designed to take the tightest hair-pin turns at full speed. If you prefer a slower speed, just ease up on the throttle. Due its track system, the Alpine Coaster is able to operate year-round. Try it in winter when the mountainside is bedecked with snow and the rails are lit with thousands of fairy lights. It’s magical!

Fun fact. The Alpine Coaster was the first ride to be installed at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. It came about because cave tours were becoming increasingly popular. Due to long lines for the tours, park owners Steve and Jeanne Beckley thought it would be a good idea to give guests something fun to do while they waited. Turns out it was great idea! The Alpine Coaster opened in 2005 and remains a top-rated ride among park visitors.

Important note:

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.

Occasionally rides are closed due to maintenance or weather. Check our rides and attractions status to see that your favorite rides are open. During the winter, the Alpine Coaster is open until 7 pm on days we 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!

Safety Restrictions

  • Riders must be at least 38″ tall AND at least 3 years old
  • You must be taller than 56″ to ride the Coaster and all persons over 56″ must ride alone
  • You must be at least 16 years old to carry a passenger
  • Riders over 38 inches and under 56 inches tall and at least 3 years of age must ride with an adult and share the experience together. Your child’s cost is 1 ticket ($5).
  • Max combined weight 350 lbs
  • Waiver required

Save Time!

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.

Bonus: Souvenir Photos are taken when you ride on the Alpine Coaster!

Check Out Our Guest Reviews!

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

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    Rich Thorpe
    11/02/2020

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

    Marilyn Castorina Avatar
    Marilyn Castorina
    10/27/2020

    A very good experience & adventure!!Must try rides: Mine Drop, canyon swing, alpine coaster, cave toursNot worth – eagle zip line, 4D theatre

    Shruti Shah Avatar
    Shruti Shah
    10/18/2020
  • 5 star ratingGondola We enjoyed the tram to the top of the mountain for some beautiful views. We did not have a whole lot of time but enjoyed… read more

    kekers89 Avatar
    kekers89
    9/12/2020

    5 star ratingGreat time, excellent rides I can’t believe I forgot to do a review of this place!

    We visited last October and had a great time. Due to the time of…
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    189matthewr
    8/31/2020

    Good place for some family fun!!We totally enjoyed our experience, lots of laughs and great memories. The mine drop though, it’s worth the wait, I… read more

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    Nikki_FLP Harjo
    8/31/2020
  • This park was incredible and my kids LOVED it! It is located at the top of the mountain so the views are amazing. The Alpine… read more

    Ashley Gloriod Avatar
    Ashley Gloriod
    8/21/2020

    4 star ratingFun place for the whole family! This park was incredible and my kids LOVED it! It is located at the top of the mountain so the views are amazing. The Alpine… read more

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    C3059GQashleyg
    8/04/2020

    5 star ratingGreat Experience What a neat experience this park was for our family. The cave tours was neat and the guides shared some much awesome information. … read more

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    FamilyFun_Travel_2
    8/03/2020
  • 5 star ratingTheme Park on the Mountain We are into caves, so we enjoyed the caves quite a bit. Also, there is an alpine roller coaster and it was great fun… read more

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    MICHAELJOK
    7/29/2020

    5 star ratingAlways a great time! Our kids (and us adults) love the alpine slide, Soaring Eagle zip line, and the swing/merry-go-round that swings you out over the canyon wall. This… read more

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    davidmM6057DG
    7/21/2020

    5 star ratingFun trip Great rides and fun cave tours. Bring water because its hot up there. The alpine slide is amazing and my son loved it. Its a… read more

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    255genev
    7/12/2020

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