GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – An amusement park in Glenwood Springs is set to open a roller coaster on a mountainside in Colorado.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park announced that the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster will open on Friday.READ MORE: Denver Tied 126-Year-Old Record High Saturday, Lands In Top 5 For 90 Degree Days
The park says the roller coaster on Iron Mountain is located at an elevation of 7,160 feet and is the “highest-elevation, full-sized roller coaster in the United States.”
“It’s tricky to build a roller coaster on top of a mountain, so the process has taken a little longer than we’d hoped. I have given it a test ride, though, and it has definitely been worth the wait,” said park owner Steve Beckley in a prepared statement.READ MORE: Police, Firefighters, Rescue Teams Continue Search For Diana Brown, Missing Flash Floods Ripped Through Poudre Canyon
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The adventure park also features other rides, as well as tours of caves inside Iron Mountain.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed While Crossing Broadway, Search Continues For Hit-And-Run Suspect Driver