Raise the heart beat on the canyon swingColorado, USA
Swings are for kids, right? Not this one. The Giant Canyon Swing at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is big enough and mean enough to strike fear into the hearts of seasoned adrenaline junkies.
Perched precariously on the edge of a frighteningly sheer cliff, 400 metres above the Colorado River, the Giant Canyon Swing is not your average piece of playground equipment.
For just on 60 seconds it hurtles four passengers at a time, back and forth, to a near vertical angle. It also rockets to a top speed of 80 kilometres an hour, which is enough to create negative G-forces. That's kinda like having butterflies in your tummy, only a hundred times worse, and with the added fear of vomiting or passing out. Or both.
It's so scary, riders must sign a liability waiver, and anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent's or guardian's signature. Even owner Steve Beckley has only ever ridden the Giant Canyon Swing once. Now if that's not an indicator of how petrifying the experience is, we're not sure what is.
- Terrifying the bejesus out of yourself
- For extra value and fun purchase the Funday pass which includes gondola rides, cave tours and unlimited turns on all the rides and attractions
- Exploring Colorado’s caves and activities like rafting, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, fishing and mountain biking
- Occasionally rides are closed due to maintenance or weather. Check rides and attractions status prior to attending
Glenwood Caverns is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Glenwood Springs.
Adult passes from US$59. Concession from US$54 Adult Passes: Ages 13 and over. Child Passes: Ages 3-12.
You must be at least 48″ tall to ride the Giant Canyon Swing and a waiver is required.