Spending quality time with your family is a priceless experience that creates lasting memories. If you're looking for the perfect destination for your next family summer outing, Estes Park has a ton of exciting activities to offer!

Creativity Cabin

For families with a creative flair, Estes Park's Creativity Cabin is a must-visit destination. At Creativity Cabin, you and your loved ones can unleash your inner artists and create something truly unique.

With a wide range of pottery options to choose from, you can paint and decorate your own personalized souvenirs. This hands-on experience will provide endless fun and a tangible memento of your time together.

Backbone Cycles

If off-roading adventure is more of your style, Backbone Cycles has just what you need. They offer a variety of UTV rental options, so you can explore Estes Park and its surroundings both on and off-road.

With multiple ATV trails to choose from, you can embark on thrilling expeditions through Estes Park in style.

Open Air Adventure Park

For those seeking outdoor excitement, Estes Park's Open Air Adventure Park is the place to be. Whether you want to try kayaking, test your aim with axe throwing or embark on a 90-minute climbing adventure in their aerial park, Open Air Adventure Park has something for everyone.

Experience the adrenaline rush and create unforgettable moments together.

Mustang Mountain Coaster

If you're seeking an exhilarating adventure and breathtaking views, a visit to Mustang Mountain Coaster is an absolute must! Our alpine coaster offers an unforgettable experience that combines adrenaline-pumping thrills with the natural beauty of the Estes Park landscape.

The coaster provides an exhilarating journey, with twists, turns and exciting drops that will leave you craving more. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or simply seeking a unique and memorable experience, Mustang Mountain Coaster promises an adventure like no other.

With our commitment to safety and customer satisfaction, you can relax and fully immerse yourself in the excitement. Don't miss the opportunity to create unforgettable memories and experience the thrill of the Mustang Mountain Coaster.

The adventure doesn’t stop here. Check out Mustang Mountain Coaster to book your coaster ride today!

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Having fun is an innate desire for humans and animals alike. As long as species have been around, they have been inventing games, contraptions and devices to help them stay entertained—and the drive to have fun is also what spawned the invention of the mountain coaster.

Mountain coasters, also known as alpine coasters, have been around since 1996 and have been changing the way people have fun ever since. Below, we will be looking at some of the history and unique traits of mountain coasters so you can study up before you come and experience the thrill for yourself.

The Inspiration Behind Mountain Coasters

The first mountain coaster (trademarked as an alpine coaster) was invented by a German company called Brandauer and opened in Austria in 1996.

They were inspired by the popularity of bobsled coasters but decided to use rails instead of a trough for the track. To this day, Brandauer is known for its single-tube aluminum design, and its alpine coasters can be found throughout towns in the Alps.

Variations of the Mountain Coaster

While the original Brandauer design was constructed with a monorail-style track, some mountain coasters are built with a double-track system that is similar to a roller coaster.

Regardless of the single or double-track system, alpine coasters are beneficial in mountainous areas because their design allows them to run year-round and not be hindered by snow or ice.

Benefits of a Mountain Coaster

Mountain coasters are not only a lot of fun, but they are also an interactive experience for riders. Riders can control their speed using a lever brake system on their cart, but there are still anti-collision measures in place to prevent any dangerous riding.

The World's Longest Mountain Coaster

Mountain coasters can vary in length quite a bit. The original mountain coaster that opened in 1996 was 6,496 feet long.

Today, the longest mountain coaster in the world is 17,400 feet, according to the Guinness Book of World Records! It is located at the Naturlandia resort near Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra.

Are you ready to come try a mountain coaster out for yourself? We can't wait to see you! Book your reservation today to experience the fun.

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Howdy, pardners! If you visited our last blog, you remember we answered the all-important question: what is a mountain coaster? (Cheat sheet: It’s like a roller coaster, but it follows the contours of the landscape. Plus, you, the driver, are in charge!)

Here at Mustang Mountain Coaster, we’re busy constructing what portends to be one of the most exciting mountain coasters in the West. While we won’t be open until Memorial Day 2021, we’d love it if you could whet your appetite for adventure on one of the other exciting mountain coasters scattered across the U.S. of A.

Copper Mountain Coaster

Looking for something to do in Copper Mountain, Colorado? Our neighbors have an awesome mountain coaster, the Copper Mountain Coaster. This long track offers a leisurely coast and spectacular views, especially during the winter season.

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this mountain coaster provides a heady rush through the hills. From a snowy winter morning to a leafy green afternoon, the scenery’s perfect.

Jiminy Peak

The first coaster on the East coast, Jiminy Peak in Hancock, Massachusetts features a fun ride that’s part of a larger, mountain-themed adventure park.

Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster

You may be screaming too hard to take in the sights at the Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster, also located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This coaster whizzes along at up to 35 miles per hour!

Thunderbolt Mountain Coaster

Looking for adventure in the Berkshires? The Thunderbolt Mountain Coaster offers a leisurely trip up—and a wild ride down! When the ad mentions “G-force,” it’s got to be good.

So, there you have it: some great mountain coasters! We hope you visit as many as you can. And when we open our very own Mustang Mountain Coaster, come by and see how we stack up.

If you’re ready for more family fun than you can possibly handle, book your visit to Mountain Mustang Coaster in Estes Park. Our opening day is Friday, May 21, 2021!

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Are you looking for some family fun in the Colorado mountains? Look no further than Mustang Mountain Coaster!

If you’ve enjoyed a mountain coaster ride before, we can promise this one will offer some of the most spectacular views. If you haven’t ridden a mountain coaster, please let us educate you about what it is and why it’s so thrilling.

What Is a Mountain Coaster?

Also known as a summer toboggan, a mountain coaster resembles a roller coaster, but it takes advantage of the natural slopes and curves of the environment to provide a unique ride. Like a roller coaster, a mountain coaster runs on a fixed track and offers plenty of thrills.

But that’s where the similarity ends. These two-person cars run independently—not as part of a long train—and allow the unparalleled experience of the great outdoors.

You're also in the driver's seat. Unlike a typical roller coaster, a mountain coaster allows the driver some control. Sitting in the back of the open-air, two-person car, the driver uses hand brakes to control speed. This lets you pick between a leisurely, sight-seeing ride or a heart-pounding spree of speed.

Where’s the Bliss?

The short answer is: everywhere. Mountain coasters combine a passel of feel-good pursuits into one glorious package.

Nature Creates Peace.

Plenty of research has shown that being out in nature, even for a little while, reduces stress hormones and boosts the immune system. You can see for yourself how the Mustang Mountain Coaster will lift your spirits. Even while we’re under construction, beautiful views abound.

Get That Adrenaline Pumping.

Meanwhile, speed, as we all know, can produce an adrenaline rush. What does it mean when you feel a flush of energy as you whoosh down a slope in the beautiful Rocky Mountains…and then coast gently to cruising speed, as your heart rate slows and your eyes lift to the blue horizon? We don’t know if anyone’s studied the exact science of the mountain coaster experience, but we’re here to tell you: It’s a rush!

If you’re ready for more family fun in the Colorado mountains than you can handle, book your visit to Mountain Mustang Coaster in Estes Park. We’ll open our doors Memorial Day Weekend, 2021.

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