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7/24/24

Due to High Winds

Cliffhanger Roller Coaster

Thrill Ride

Sky High Thrills!

Ride included with Funday Ticket

May to October

Minimum 56″ height to ride alone
Minimum 48″ height to ride with supervising companion (16+)

Must fit securely in the restraint systems.

The Cliffhanger Roller Coaster in Glenwood Springs, Colorado is the highest elevation, full-sized Roller Coaster in North America.

Fifty feet tall, perched at an altitude of 7,160 feet and hugging the side of Iron Mountain, the Cliffhanger edges out all other coasters on the continent. A crowd-pleaser, its cliff-side curves and heart-stopping drop offs make it a must-ride attraction for coaster aficionados and thrill-seekers. From the ride’s pinnacle are views of the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon, 1,450 feet below!

Important note:

Fun fact. The Cliffhanger Roller Coaster opened at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on June 15, 2012. The Italian-made coaster was purchased from an amusement park in Branson, Missouri. To reassemble it required 1,400 new bolts, including 700 special bolts, 14 inches long with metric threads, used to hold the sections of track together. The same weekend the Cliffhanger debuted, the Mine Wheel, a ferris wheel ride also opened at the park.

Fun Fact

The Cliffhanger Roller Coaster opened at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on June 15, 2012. The Italian-made coaster was purchased from an amusement park in Branson, Missouri. To reassemble it required 1,400 new bolts, including 700 special bolts, 14 inches long with metric threads, used to hold the sections of track together. The same weekend the Cliffhanger debuted, the Mine Wheel, a ferris wheel ride also opened at the park.

Safety Restrictions

  • Minimum 56″ height to ride alone
  • Minimum 48″ height to ride with supervising companion (16+)
  • 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. * Some rides and attractions are seasonal. Rides may be closed at any time due to weather or maintenance. Please check at Gondola Base before purchasing tickets. For the safety of our guests, safety restrictions are enforced on all attractions.

Summer Attractions & Events

Whether you’re marveling at the caverns’ geological wonders, soaring through the sky on one of the park’s gravity-defying rides, or immersing yourself in the festive atmosphere of a summer event, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park promises an unforgettable experience that blends the thrills of adventure with the wonder of the natural world.

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Seasonal

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  • Some rides and attractions are seasonal.
  • A Supervising Companion is defined as someone that meets the requirements to ride unaccompanied and is responsible for ensuring that the Guest requiring a companion complies with rider instructions.  In addition, a Supervising Companion must be at least 16 years of age on most rides and attractions.
  • Rides may be closed at any time due to weather or maintenance. Please check at Gondola 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.

Tickets

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Gondola

$35

(online price $30)

Gondola/
Caves

$55

(online price $50)

Funday

$84

(online price $79)