6 Colorado Mountain Coasters to Thrill You This Summer
There are plenty of cool things to do in Colorado this summer, and something you can add to the list are these six Colorado mountain coasters, sure to give you and your kids a thrill.
Seems like more and more people are looking for ways to enjoy vacation time and family fun without having to travel hundreds or thousands of miles to do it. The fact is, there is more than enough fun stuff to do in Colorado during the summer months. There really is no reason to go anywhere else, unless you just have to have a sandy ocean beach.
Mountain coasters in Colorado have become extremely popular in recent years, and you have plenty of options to choose from. These roller coaster wannabes take you speeding and winding down a mountain and through the forest.
These alpine coasters aren't for everyone, but for those that enjoy a little thrill with their adventure, here is a quick look at six exciting Colorado mountain coaster options.
Alpine Coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Get ready for 3400 feet of speed and hairpin curves, bumps, and waves. The view is spectacular, but you are likely not to notice.
Outlaw Mountain Coaster at Steamboat Resort
This is the longest coaster in the United States at more than 6,000 feet. It takes about 10 minutes to complete with plenty of hairpin curves and speed.
Gold Runner Alpine Coaster at Breckenridge
You are in control of your speed as you race down the elevated track for nearly half of a mile. Ride alone or with a friend through curves and twists.
Breathtaker Coaster at Aspen Snowmass
The newest attraction at Aspen Snowmass is open and sending riders down the mountain at speeds of up to 28 mph. Reservations are required and there are even some opportunities for nighttime riding.
Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster at Vail Ski Resort
Fly through the forest on the raised coaster winding 3400 feet down the mountain. It's perfect for families and thrillseekers alike.
Rocky Mountain Coaster at Copper Mountain
Another long coaster, stretching over a mile long with an average grade of 10.9%. You can cruise through the forest anytime of the year.