Located in the cliffs of Iron Mountain, the new roller coaster is not featuring superlatives in height, number of inversions or speed, but it has a quite unique attraction to offer. Riders can have a great view over Glenwood Springs and the Colorado river – from nearly 500 metres above them. The track is located round two kilometres above sea level and therefore billed as the highest-elevated, full-size coaster in North America. With a total height of 18.3 metres, the track will definitely not break any record, but the overview riders will get when rushing through the curves and twists is worth a trip to the Rocky Mountains.
While the amusement park normally can only be accessed via a gondola ride, the ride’s construction was quite difficulty. “We have three miles of basically a single lane dirt road that gets to the top of this hill,” Kelly Bates, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s Maintenance Manager said, “and it took thirteen semis to transport this ride from where it was at previously in Branson, Missouri.” Formally, the track was located at Celebration City, which closed its gates in 2008 for financial reasons, but now the roller coaster was relocated, refurbished, and reassembled for an over all investment of 800.000 USD, while more than half of these costs flow into the repair and move of the ride.