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
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!
Called 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 moreAlice Q.11/16/2020
Great 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 moreJeremy C10/17/2020
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 moreKarthik Ravi10/12/2020
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 moreJeff Myers9/18/2020
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 moreNikki_FLP Harjo8/31/2020
Amazing 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 moreTeamNewk7/18/2020
Best-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 moreC3550WLharrym6/29/2020
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