Cliff Hanger Roller Coaster

Open Summer

48" Min Height

Funday Pass

Sky High Thrills!

Sorry, this ride is currently closed. 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 adult
  • 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… read more

    MICHAELJOK Avatar
    MICHAELJOK
    7/29/2020

    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… read more

    cross008 Avatar
    cross008
    7/22/2020

    5 star ratingHad a blast with my son and mother went on a tour through the kings cave and had a great guide the alpine slide is… read more

    J G. Avatar
    J G.
    9/22/2019
  • 5 star ratingPark was clean and felt safe! Flowers and speakers along the trail were a nice touch to the aesthetic of the park. Every single park… read more

    Bethany O. Avatar
    Bethany O.
    9/09/2019

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