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2012 J U LY #3-6
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America's Highest-Elevation Roller Coaster
Opens at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
attractions for families with younger
New Cliffhanger Roller Coaster
kids. They can also enjoy a climb-
offers breathtaking views
Glenwood Springs, CO - The mission
ing wall, a giant fort-styled maze, a
statement for employees at Glenwood
4D motion theater, laser tag, gem-
stone sluice box mining, a 70-minute
Caverns Adventure Park is to `Make
guided walking cave tour and more.
People Smile'; apparently they also
A mountain-top grille serves burgers,
like to make people scream. That was
definitely the case on Friday, June 15,
sandwiches, nachos, salads and kids'
meals all year, and an outdoor snack
when the Adventure Park officially
launched the Cliffhanger Roller
shack is open during the summer for
cold drinks, hot dogs and, new this
Coaster. Perched at an altitude of
7,160 feet on the side of Iron Moun-
year, soft-serve ice cream with flavor
bursts.
tain overlooking Glenwood Springs,
"I think our setting, located on top of
Colorado, it's the highest-elevation,
full-sized roller coaster in the United
a mountain that's accessed via gon-
dola, really adds to the guest experi-
States. Its cliff-side curves and heart-
ence," Beckley added. "Our views are truly spectacular; you can see
stopping drop-offs elicited a lot of smiles, along with the screams.
portions of the Maroon Bells mountain range, Mt. Sopris, the rivers and
"We are more than a little excited to officially introduce the Cliffhanger
Roller Coaster.
Glenwood Springs nestled in the valley below. We've taken great care
to preserve our surroundings and protect the environment, so that even
Judging from the response from our guests the past few days, they
are just as excited," said Steve Beckley, who owns Glenwood Caverns
though you're enjoying some incredible thrill rides, you're walking
amongst native piņon and juniper trees, often spotting ground squir-
Adventure Park with his wife Jeanne. "The Cliffhanger is an important
rels, deer, elk or wild turkeys."
addition to the Adventure Park for a couple of reasons. It gives coaster
fans a reason to come to Glenwood Springs and increases our capac-
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers a Day Pass that costs $42
for adults and $38 for kids ages three to 12; it includes a tram or bus
ity so that we keep our thrill-ride enthusiasts entertained with a wider
range of options."
ride and unlimited access to most of the park's attractions. Guests can
add a 70-minute guided tour of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy
The highest part of the 50-foot-tall Cliffhanger Roller Coaster curves
alongside the edge of Glenwood Canyon, more than 1,400 feet above
Caves for just $5. The Annual Thrill Pass is the best value for fans who
visit more than two days per year; it provides unlimited access to most
the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. The Adventure Park,
attractions for $91 for adults, and $87 for kids ages three to 12, and
which brought the first Alpine Coaster to the U.S. in 2005, also offers
thrill seekers the Giant Canyon Swing, which swings riders out 1,300
includes a ten percent discount at the park's restaurants and General
feet above the Colorado River in a pneumatically powered, zero-Gs
Store gift shop. Individual pricing options are also available.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is located midway between Aspen
thrill ride; Colorado's only bungee jump; the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride;
and a wild, on-your-belly tour of Glenwood Caverns and the Historic
and Vail on I-70, 160 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand
Fairy Caves.
Junction, and is open 9a to 9p daily. The last tram ride up is at 8:30p.
For more information, visit http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com or call
Last month, the Adventure Park opened the Wild West Express family
800.530.1635, ext. 0.  (source: PRWEB)
roller coaster and the Mine Wheel Ferris wheel ride, expanding its
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