FREE Gondola – Enjoy the views during June 2024! 

We are Closed today


Due to High Winds

Giant Canyon Swing

Thrill Ride

Ready, Set Go!

Ride included with Funday Ticket

May to October

March to April, weather permitting

48″ minimum height, at least 3 years old

Max combined weight 800 lbs

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.

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 ridescave tours and unlimited turns on all the rides and attractions!

Fun Fact

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.

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
  • Waiver required

Save Time!

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.

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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.


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(online price $30)



(online price $50)



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$5 Event Fee Applies Today after 4PM

All proceeds go to our Music on the Mountain local non-profit. 
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FREE Gondola – Enjoy the views during June 2024!