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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.


get there

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.

Glenwood Caverns
glenwoodcaverns.com

You must be at least 48″ tall to ride the Giant Canyon Swing and a waiver is required.

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