ADG opened Southwest Colorado’s only mountain coaster to the public Saturday, Aug. 25. The Purgatory Inferno Mountain Coaster will be open throughout the year – summer, fall, winter, and spring.
The Inferno Mountain Coaster is 4,000 feet long with a 300 vertical drop and fetaures nine switchbacks and one 360 degree loop. Individual carts can go as fast as 25 miles per hour and the track rises up to as high as 40 feet in the air in some areas.
“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 new mountain coaster employs a motorized pulley that takes carts uphill on a track and once the cart crests, then gravity whisks riders down, twisting and turning on a fixed track. Guests regulate their own speed with a handbrake.
“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.”
Rides are $20 per person or part of the Summer Total Adventure Ticket. This is the second Mountain Coaster designed and built by ADG to open in Colorado.