Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park conducts contest to name new ride |

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park conducts contest to name new ride

The newest ride coming to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will look like a tree with swings extending from it, as shown in this artist's rendition. The park is conducting a naming contest for the ride.
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A new attraction is coming to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park this spring that will swing riders up, up, up, around and around, and out over Glenwood Canyon.

The Adventure Park is holding a contest on its Facebook page to come up with a name for the new attraction. The grand prize, valued at almost $500, includes eight Funday Passes, each of which offers unlimited turns on all of the park’s rides, plus four souvenir cups and four T-shirts. To enter the contest, fans can post their entries at until midnight on Friday, Feb. 14.

“The Giant Canyon Swing and Cliffhanger Roller Coaster have been so popular with our guests, we want to offer them another way to experience the thrill of our location overlooking Glenwood Canyon,” said Steve Beckley, who owns Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park with his wife, Jeanne. “The new ride does just that, and because our guests and fans have been so supportive over the years, we’d like their help in coming up with a name for it. Our hope is to find a name that reflects the excitement of soaring out over the canyon.”

Located on the edge of Glenwood Canyon between the Giant Canyon Swing and the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, the ride will swing riders out approximately 1,400 feet above the Colorado River. The swing, which is under construction in Venice, Italy, will resemble a large tree with a brown trunk and green foliage at the top. Upon completion in early April, it will travel by ship to the U.S. for installation and will be open to the public in May.

Contest entries may also be emailed to or submitted via Twitter tagged with @GlenwoodCaverns by midnight on Feb. 14. After the names are collected, the park’s management team will select 10 finalists. Those 10 will be posted on Facebook so that fans can vote for their favorites through Feb. 26. The winner will be selected by the park and announced on or about March 5. Individuals may submit more than one entry.

More changes are in the works for the summer season. The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride is being moved to a new location. Guests will board the ride at ground level near the Alpine Coaster, eliminating the need to climb up multiple flights of stairs, and will be pulled 600 feet up the mountain. When they reach the top, they’ll zip back down to ground level, where new air brakes will bring them to a stop. More live music and entertainment will be added for the summer as well.

More information about the park is available at or by calling 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228, ext. 0.

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