Pardon our Dust: More Fun is on the Way!

There is a lot of activity — and some dust — at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park right now as preparations are underway for an exciting summer season. Here’s what is in the works…

Platform for the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Platform for the new Cliffhanger Roller Coaster

The Cliffhanger Roller Coaster — the highest-elevation, full-sized roller coaster in the U.S. — will sit above the rest of the park at an elevation of 7,160. The base, shown here, is in and the coaster itself will arrive soon. Check out the views!

There will be a beautiful walkway to reach the Cliffhanger. It winds back and forth through the pinion trees so that it’s not too steep, with beautiful views along the way.

Walkway to the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster at Glenwood Caverns in Glenwood Springs

Walkway to the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster

The Mine Wheel, which is a Ferris-wheel-style ride, will sit where the Climbing Wall used to be, just above the gemstone sluice box mining. The Climbing Wall will be on the other side of Discovery Rock.

The Wild West Express family roller coaster will be located just past the Alpine Coaster on the right.

Prepping Site for the new Wild West Express at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Prepping the site for the new Wild West Express

Silk’s Saloon Old Tyme Photos is expanding up and out, which will provide more room to get those souvenir photos taken.

Finally, the work to expand the cave tours is progressing very well. It’s a very slow process since everything has to be removed from the cave in buckets and wheelbarrows, and great care is taken to protect the cave formations. The new tours should be available in early 2013.

Stay tuned for updates on when the new attractions will open! In the meantime, please pardon our dust.

Colors on New Cave Route at Glenwood Caverns in Glenwood Springs

Making progress on the new cave route at Glenwood Caverns in Glenwood Springs

View from Cliffhanger Roller Coaster at Glenwood Caverns

How about these views from the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster platform!

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