Haunted Mine Drop
It's A Scream!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s newest thrill ride, the Haunted Mine Drop has been a hair-raising experience since opening day. It’s the first drop ride in the world to go underground, plunging riders 110 feet inside the dark depths of Iron Mountain in what feels like a free-fall. Trust us—it’s a rush! The question is: Will you dare to drop?
Our first themed ride. From the first look, park visitors can sense there’s something different about the Haunted Mine Drop. The ride is housed in a building that resembles an old mining building. Upon entering, you’ll feel like you’ve walked into an operating mine. Listen as characters introduce the narrative and story line.
Once inside, you’ll be seated, strapped-in and entertained as ghostly miners appear and tell tales of a mining tragedy from long ago. You won’t realize that the floor has slid out from underneath you until you drop deep inside the mine shaft. More ghosts appear at the bottom to continue the tale, and then the ride returns you—breathless—to the main level for exit.
Fun Fact: The Haunted Mine Drop was named the Best New Theme Park Attraction of 2017 by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.
Haunted history. The Haunted Mine Drop opened on July 31, 2017. It was constructed by Stan Checketts in Logan, Utah. Checketts built the park’s Giant Canyon Swing and Soaring Eagle Zip Ride. He also constructed the Stratosphere Tower Big Shot in Las Vegas and has thrill rides located across the globe. At St. Louis-based Creative Visions, Mark McDonough and his team themed the attraction using Pepper’s ghosts, an illusion technique invented by Professor John Henry Pepper and English engineer Henry Dircks in the 1800s. Creative Visions has developed characters for theme parks, museums, zoos, aquariums, haunted attractions and amusement centers around the world. The company’s client list includes Universal Studios Theme Parks, SeaWorld, Knott’s Berry Farm, MGM Grand Adventure, Six Flags and David Copperfield. See what owner Steve Beckley had to say about the ride in this story and interview from the Post Independent, as well as general manager Nancy Heard having some fun with reporter Kevin Torres on this Unique 2 Colorado story.
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!
- You must be at least 46″ tall to ride alone
- 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.
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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
Unique 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 morellwilles6/29/2020
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