Cliffhanger Roller Coaster

Open Summer

48" Min Height

Funday Pass

Sky High Thrills!

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!

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.

Important note:

Occasionally rides are closed due to maintenance or weather. 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!

Safety Restrictions

  • Minimum 56″ height to ride alone
  • Minimum 48″ height to ride with supervising companion (16+)
  • Waiver required
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.

Check Out Our Guest Reviews!

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 as well.
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4 star ratingSurprising fun! Rollercoaster and Drop is worth it. Glenwood hot springs was super packed so we decided to be spontaneous and go to this adventure park. It was just my girlfriend and I (mid 30s) and we still had fun! Service at the top was a bit off, the park was basically ran by teens and 20 year olds, but the drop and the roller coaster was unique and worth it. Very hot at the top with limited shade but still fun. The Drop cannot be missed!
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