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…
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.
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.
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.