Colorado May 30, 2016
You Haven’t Lived Until You Do This One Thing In Colorado
Are you a self proclaimed adrenaline junkie like myself? Or maybe you just enjoy a good thrill now and again? Whatever the case, you are going to want to ride this memorable Colorado roller coaster.
Named one of
USA Today's "10Best: Roller-coaster rides of your life", the Alpine Coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is the first roller coaster of its kind that allows riders to control their speed.
In addition to controlling your own speed, riders are able to truly feel the wind in their hair through fast speeds and sharp turns.
USA Today have to say about it? "Unlike more familiar coasters, this is a sled ride that zooms down a hill. But Ruben considers it a roller coaster because "it runs on a track, and it's powered by gravity." It's reminiscent of the first roller coasters, which were developed 400 years ago in Russia as rides down wood-supported hills. But on this ride, visitors sit on a sled and can control their speed as they zoom down a mountain."
Their tip for getting the most out of your ride? Ignore the hand brakes and descend as fast as you can. 'You're strapped to the sled, and the sled is fastened to the tracks; you're not going to go anywhere.'"
Another great aspect of this 3,400 foot track? It's open year round!
Having a difficult time picturing just how this coaster works? Check out
this awesome high definition point of view video from YouTube user CoasterForce:
Have you had the opportunity to ride this epic coaster?