A Giant Roller Coaster Through the Rocky Mountains

It's Something That Exists Now

By Sam Eichner ·
Photo: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

When we founded UrbanDaddy, we did so on the principle that whenever we heard about a giant roller coaster opening up in a giant mountain range, we would tell you about it straight away. Thus, we bring tidings of the The Rocky Mountain Coaster—it's a 5,800-foot raised alpine coaster that runs along the natural curvature of the Rocky Mountains. It opened this month at Copper Mountain, a world-class resort in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, 75 miles outside of Denver.

A little more about this coaster...

-It features a vertical drop of 430 feet.

-It boasts two 360-degree turns, aka circles.

-You'll have manual hand brakes at your disposal in your personal car, should you want to mellow out your ride.

-You can go year-round.

-Did we mention it's a giant roller coaster in the Rocky Mountains?

Oh, right. Did that.

Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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