Longest Mountain Coaster in North America Opens in Steamboat
At more than 6,280 linear feet long, with a track that features 360-degree circles, dips, waves, and descends more than 400 vertical feet, the Outlaw Mountain Coaster is not only the newest attraction to come to Steamboat Springs, but also the longest mountain coaster in all of North America.
The Outlaw Mountain Coaster was officially unveiled last Friday near the Christie Peak Express lift right on resort grounds, and will remain open year-round for non-stop fun. Mountain coasters are completely gravity-driven, meaning riders are in for a high-speed adventure as they guide their sled across the track and down the mountain. Riders have the ability to brake as much as they’d like on the journey down, or go full-speed ahead with no stopping at all.
In order to drive the sled or ride alone, you must be 16 years or older, have good upper and lower body control, and be at least 54 inches tall. You must be at least 38 inches tall to ride along with someone else in the front of the sled. The coaster currently runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, but will shift to winter hours September 25 through October 22, running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only. Tickets are $20 for the first ride and $15 for every time after that within the same day. Tickets for the Outlaw Monster Coaster can be purchased at the Ticket Office or the Information Center located in Gondola Square.