Southwest Colorado’s only mountain coaster, designed & built by ADG Mountainsides, opened to the public this past Saturday, August 25 with plans to operate year-round.
The Inferno Mountain Coaster is 4,000 feet long with a 300 vertical drop, nine switchbacks, and one 360 degree loop. Capable of going up to 25mph, and with track sections that rise up as high as 40 feet in the air, the coaster opened to plenty of guest excitement!
“The new Inferno Mountain Coaster is an absolute blast to ride,” stated Elizabeth Howe, general manager of Purgatory Resort. “This thrilling new ride zips you through aspen trees with twists and turns revealing incredible views of the San Juan Mountains.”
“The Inferno Mountain Coaster is a fantastic new addition to all the other activities at Purgatory Resort, providing one more reason to visit the resort any time of year,” stated Howe. “The new coaster is a fun ride for all ages, and it gives you the freedom to determine how fast – or slow – you want to go.” ADG mountain coasters employ a motorized pulley system that takes guests uphill on a track. Once they reach the top, gravity whisks riders down, twisting and turning on a fixed track. Guests regulate their own speed with a handbrake.
This is the second Mountain Coaster designed and built by ADG to open in Colorado. Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, CO, opened their 5800ft ADG Mountainsides Coaster in 2017.