Giant Canyon Swing

Open Summer

48" Min Height

Funday Pass

Combo 800 lbs

Ready, Set Go!

To say this pendulum thrill ride is an adrenaline rush is an understatement. It was named by USAToday as one of the most extreme rides in the United States!

According to the article, “The Giant Canyon Swing at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park moves four passengers back and forth, takes them nearly vertical at the height of each swinging arc, hits a top speed of 50 mph, and delivers potent, tummy-tickling, negative G-forces, all perched at the edge of a cliff on top of a mountain,” That cliff is 1,300 feet above the Colorado River.

Fun fact. The Giant Canyon Swing opened in 2010. It replaced an older, less robust swing ride. The current pneumatically-powered model allows the ride to go much faster, providing the ultimate thrill for everyday daredevils. Fun fact. Owner Steve Beckley was terrified of riding the Giant Canyon Swing. He rode it for the first and only time when Bert the Conquerer, Sam Champion and the crew of ABC’s Good Morning America were on site to film an episode. The Giant Canyon Swing has been featured extensively in the media and is a park favorite.

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

  • You must be at least 48″ tall to ride the Giant Canyon Swing
  • Max combined weight 800 lbs
  • 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!

  • Very fun super small park. The swing, caverns and alpine coaster were our favorite.

    Marilyn Castorina Avatar
    Marilyn Castorina
    10/27/2020

    5 star ratingSo much fun This is such a unique and fun experience. The swing thing is terrifying but we did it 3 times. Highly recommended.

    ejcaustx Avatar
    ejcaustx
    10/22/2020

    Fun even in a pandemic. Take a gondola to the top of a mountainside. Grab a pound of fries and a souvenir cup of Sprite… read more

    R Cusick Avatar
    R Cusick
    10/15/2020
  • 4 star ratingSurprisingly good time The Adventure Park is a real surprise! You can see the Tram ride from all over Glenwood but can’t really see the park till you… read more

    Brian K Avatar
    Brian K
    10/10/2020

    Probably the most anxious I’ve ever been in my life to ride the canyon swing and it was so fun. Would have rode again if… read more

    Lisa Brummett Avatar
    Lisa Brummett
    10/05/2020

    So I’ve wanted to go on the “Canyon Swing” ride ever since I happened to see a video of it years ago, and let me… read more

    Rachel Cheyanne Avatar
    Rachel Cheyanne
    9/07/2020
  • 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

    LeNissa C. Avatar
    LeNissa C.
    8/07/2020

    5 star ratingMaybe the most fun ever This place is the bomb – if you are looking for thrill rides. My husband and I are both 52 and our daughters are… read more

    debradefreyn Avatar
    debradefreyn
    8/05/2020

    5 star ratingAlways a great time! Our kids (and us adults) love the alpine slide, Soaring Eagle zip line, and the swing/merry-go-round that swings you out over the canyon wall. This… read more

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    davidmM6057DG
    7/21/2020
  • 5 star ratingFamily fun time We always have a good time at the park. We love all the rides and we always spend hours there. The canyon swing is our favorite.

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    Coloradonatives2020
    7/21/2020

    5 star ratingGreat park for the whole family Fun place for the entire family! This park is on the smaller side and very low key which is nice. The canyon swing is very… read more

    5julietw Avatar
    5julietw
    6/30/2020

    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

    llwilles Avatar
    llwilles
    6/29/2020

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