You”ll want to keep your eyes open for this one… World”s tallest roller coaster opens amid spectacular viewsBase of the Colorado ride is 7,000 feet above see level
Thrill seekers with a head for heights were climbing over one and other to be among the first to ride the world’s tallest roller coaster as it was unveiled on Friday.
The latest addition to Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado is set on a base elevation of 7,000 feet, making it the highest roller coaster in the world.
Named ‘Cliffhanger’, the ride is literally perched atop an Iron Mountain cliff, overlooking the city and offering glimpses of spectacular scenery.
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Stunning: Those brave enough to keep their eyes open witness panoramic views up the Roaring Fork Valley and into the Glenwood Canyon, as their carts roar around the tracks
Hair-raising: Named “Cliffhanger”, the ride is literally perched atop an Iron Mountain cliff, overlooking the city and offering glimpses of spectacular scenery
It starts with a sharp ride up and then a dramatic drop down, with twists and turns throwing evening the most seasoned rider off-balance.
Those brave enough to keep their eyes open witness panoramic views up the Roaring Fork Valley and into the Glenwood Canyon, as their carts roar around the tracks.
1500 feet beneath the adrenaline-pumping ride the Colorado River twists out of the canyon.
‘We hope it”s going to be a game changer to our park,’ Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park”s Maintenance Manager, Kelly Bates told KJCT8.com.
Construction: Officials say they had their difficulties putting up the giant coaster but hope that the $1m spend will be worth it
And not least because of how tricky it was to install. ‘There was a lot of challenges,’ she said.
‘Trucking was our biggest one because we have three miles of basically a single lane dirt road that gets to the top of this hill and it took thirteen semis to transport this ride from where it was at previously in Branson, Missouri.’
The impressive coaster cost close to $1 million, but officials hope it will pay off, cutting lines for other rides and offering more options to the park’s users.