Defy Gravity

Coming summer 2022 is Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s newest attraction, Defiance. This one-of-a-kind Gerstlauer Euro-Flight roller coaster is an action-packed, 56-second rocky mountain adventure like no other! Defiance defies convention with a 110-foot record breaking 102.3-degree free-fall drop in the western United States.

“We are beyond thrilled to be working with both Gerstlauer and Ride Entertainment to make this coaster a reality,” Nancy Heard said, General Manager of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. “Defiance is sure to become instantly recognizable around the world for its incredible setting and unparalleled thrills.”

You won't want to miss summer 2022 at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

A rendition of Defiance, a new roller coaster coming to Glenwood Caverns in 2022

Why the name Defiance?

Defiance was the original name of Glenwood Springs when back in 1879, prospectors and miners defied against the norms and laws of civilization.

Our one-of-a-kind roller coaster defies gravity with its:

  • 102.3-degree freefall, the steepest in the Western US.
  • 98-foot twisted top hat switch
  •  111-foot banana roll
  • 41-foot Zero-G heartline-roll
  • Defiance will sit 7,160 feet above sea level, making it the highest looping roller coaster in the United States.

Check Out Our Guest Reviews!

  • 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.

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

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    Rich Thorpe

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

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    Shruti Shah
  • 5 star ratingGreat family time Loved pretty much everything. Rides were fantastic. Staff was great, place was clean and all in all a great time. Awesome cave… read more

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    Jeremy C

    The mine drop was amazing. I have never been to a ride that doesn’t give time to think and get the adrenaline rush. The drop… read more

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    Karthik Ravi

    4 star ratingMost Unique Amusement Park Who would think that you could enjoy an amusement park on top of a mountain? In terms of the number of rides it has… read more

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  • It’s expensive. But man – what a great time! We scheduled to get there at 10AM so we had the maximum time with our kids…. read more

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    Jeff Myers

    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

    5 star ratingThis was a highlight of our trip and very reasonably priced. We paid $59 for the gondola ride up and all the other rides. Parking… read more

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    LeNissa C.
  • 5 star ratingAmazing Day! Best place to spend an entire day. So much fun and cool stuff to do. The cave tours are awesome, the swings are… read more

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    5 star ratingBest-Day-Ever (grandkid quote) We had the best time at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. We got there early and stayed late. We had a group of 13… read more

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    5 star ratingUnique and Beautiful Family Park Great family experience with 360° of beautiful views all around you! The gondola ride to the top is a great, scenic introduction to the park… read more

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