This Crazy Swing In Colorado Will Take You On The Ride Of A Lifetime

Do you consider yourself to be a bit of a thrill seeker? Maybe you are searching for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Or maybe you just have plans to visit the Cave of the Winds sometime soon? If you answered yes to any of the above, check out this thrilling ride that launches you off the edge of a 200-ft. cliff:

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Housed inside the iconic Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, the Terror-dactyl is a heart-pounding, first of its kind thrill ride that features a large swing that launches guests into a 200-foot-tall canyon at a whopping 100 miles per hour! As per the Cave of the Winds’ website, “Once you are securely strapped in, you will free fall over 150 feet into breathtaking Williams Canyon. Your shrieks and laughs will echo through the canyon, and as you swing back and forth over the canyon floor, you’ll be planning to ride the Terror-dactyl again!” In addition to the “G-forces on this ride” that will “knock you silly” and the “free-fall drop will have you laughing and praying for your life at the same time,” this Cave of the Winds attraction offers stunning one-of-a-kind views that you cannot find anywhere else (if you are able to keep your eyes open, that is)!

Ready to get a better look at the Terror-dactyl? Watch this hilarious video from our friends at Travel Channel:

Rides for the Terror-dactyl cost $50 and are recommended for guests who are at least 48 inches tall and weigh between 100 to 250 pounds. For more information on the ride — or the Cave of the Winds in general — please visit the Caves’s website.