World’s Highest Roller Coaster Opens in Colorado

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The world record for the ‘world’s highest roller coaster’ has recently been broken, as ‘Cliffhanger’ (a 7,160-foot-high coaster perched on top of ‘iron mountain’) opened at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Costing $1 million to build, Cliffhanger holds the record for the “highest-elevation, full-sized roller coaster in the United States.”

Park owner Steve Beckley said “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”.

Glenwood Springs

Because of the sheer height of the roller coaster, brave passengers are treated to a breathtaking view of the surrounding area (which includes mountains and canyons).

Upon it’s completion, suggestions were that Cliffhanger might not actually be the world’s highest roller coaster, but doubts were soon laid to rest:


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