Best Alpine Slides and Coasters in Colorado

Sliding through the mountain landscapes on an alpine slide is one of the most iconic Colorado summer experiences. Check out this guide to some of our favorite slides and coasters to check out while you whiz through the mountain air.
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Colorado Alpine Slides

Breckenridge Alpine Slide

A classic favorite at Breck, choose between three exhilarating 2,600-foot-long slides and control the speed of your cart as you race down berms, turns and straightaways. Located at the Peak 8 Base Camp of Epic Discovery.

Requirements: Drivers must be 48in tall, Riders must be 35in tall. Riders aged 3-6 may ride along with a driver that is at least 16 years old. Fully enclosed shoes (no Crocs or Chacos) are required.

Winter Park Alpine Slide

Winter Park Resort is home to Colorado’s longest alpine slide. Riders navigate twists, turns, and drops as they descend the mountain, enjoying breathtaking vistas along the way. Colorado’s longest alpine slide is getting an upgrade! Right now, the slide is undergoing renovations to make those downhill thrills even better. Be sure to keep checking back for status updates throughout the summer.

Durango Mountain Resort Alpine Slide

Get ready for family fun in the San Juans. At more than half a mile long, Purgatory’s legendary alpine slide is a must-do for your summer checklist! A Durango favorite, riders set the speed as they race down the dual track and enjoy fun for the whole family!

Steamboat Springs Alpine Slide

Steamboat’s most exciting summer attraction, the Howler Alpine Slide, is fun for the entire family. Enjoy scenic views of downtown Steamboat Springs as you ride a chairlift to the top of historic Howelsen Hill. Using a sled provided to you at the top of the lift, you are in control of your exhilarating ride as you wind down a 2,400 foot track through the bends and curves of the natural landscape of beautiful Howelsen Hill. 

Colorado Alpine Coasters

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

USA Today and Park World Magazine named the Alpine Coaster one of the 10 Best Roller Coaster Rides of Your Life. Think of everything you love about roller coasters—the exhilarating speed, racing around tight turns, flying over bumps and waves. Now imagine that you are in full control of your speed, you are riding alone or with a friend and cruising down an alpine slope surrounded by Colorado’s gorgeous scenery.

Aspen Mountain Breathtaker Alpine Coaster

Zipping along an elevated track through the forest above Elk Camp, the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster will add a little adrenaline to your summer vacation. As part of the multi-feature Lost Forest, the 7- to 9-minute thrill ride gives guests a unique way to experience the mountain.

Estes Park Mountain Coaster

Whether you’re a Colorado resident seeking the excitement of a mountain coaster ride or you’re looking for a great time when you visit Estes Park, you can be sure that the Mustang Mountain Coaster will get your heart pounding with excitement.

Rocky Mountain Coaster at Copper Mountain

The second longest alpine coaster in North America, this alpine coaster will take you cruising through the forest year-round. Purchase tickets at The Coaster Shack, Center Village Ticket Windows or Guest Services inside Camp Hale Outfitters.
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Sarah McGinnity
Sarah is owner of Denver Mom Collective and is passionate about encouraging and connecting moms - we weren't meant to do this alone! She graduated from Kansas State (Go Cats!) in journalism, worked for newspapers and for several marketing departments, and eventually got her master's in urban administration. Sarah and her husband Shea have four kids - Henry (11), Clark (8), Lucy (7) and Caroline (the dessert baby). She enjoys reading historical fiction, beating her kids at board games and traveling as much as possible.


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