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7/25/24

Due to High Winds

Defiance Roller Coaster

Thrill Ride

Defy Gravity

Ride included with Funday Ticket

May to October

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

350 lbs max

Now OPEN, 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. 

Special Promotion – Defiance 25!

Ride our Defiance Roller Coaster 25 times and enter to win an Annual Thrill Pass! Pickup your card at the Gazebo in the Plaza and the ride attendant will stamp your card for each ride. Maximum 10 rides per day. Once your card is completed, turn back into the Guest Services Gazebo. Cards will be collected through end of day, Thursday, August 15th and winner will be announced on Friday, August 16th, National Roller Coaster Day! More information here >

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 7,132 feet above sea level, making it the highest looping roller coaster in the United States.

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.
  • Max combined weight 350 lbs
  • Max combined weight 350 lbs

Sign The Waiver

Before enjoying any ride or attraction, all guests must sign a Release of Liability Waiver (Exención Por Actividades). For your convenience, download and print the waiver in advance. Each person requires a separate waiver, with minors needing a parent’s or guardian’s signature. Certain conditions apply.

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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.

Tickets

Begin your family’s adventure today with our wide range of ticket options!

Groups

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Events

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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

Save with a Combo Ticket

Gondola

$35

(online price $30)

Gondola/
Caves

$55

(online price $50)

Funday

$84

(online price $79)