SOURCE: Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado Tourism Office

May 21, 2015 15:50 ET

Calling All Thrill Seekers: Soar, Fly and Zip Across Colorado This Summer

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - May 21, 2015) - During the summer months, Colorado boasts a wide assortment of adventure activities, especially for adrenalin junkies. Below is a sampling of activities that are sure to get the heart racing. For more information, visit http://www.colorado.com/articles/colorado-amusement-parks.

Experience a One-of-a-Kind Adventure

Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park (Salida). Colorado's largest, Euro-style aerial park sits in a canyon with nine different courses and 120 elements. Captain Zipline also offers a zipline tour that takes guests soaring across canyons and over abandoned silver mine shafts.

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park (Canon City). At the 86-year-old Royal Gorge Bridge, guests can expect more thrills with the new jig-back Poma Tram and Zip Rider Zipline (now North America's highest zip line). Both attractions will travel 2,400 feet over the Royal Gorge and 1,200 feet above the Arkansas River.

Shoot Down a Mountain

Gold Runner Alpine Coaster (Breckenridge). Located at the base of Peak 8, sits Breckenridge's alpine coaster with 2,500 feet of elevated alpine track. Visitors will get their adrenalin running as they soar down the mountain through forests and above ski runs.

Winter Park's Alpine Slide (Winter Park). Thrill seekers who have wanted to try their hand at bobsledding should check out Colorado's longest alpine slide. Guests will experience the 610 foot vertical drop on Winter Park's 3,000 foot long alpine slide.

Western Theme Park Thrill Rides

TERROR-Dactyl (Manitou Springs). Last summer, Cave of the Winds introduced TERROR-Dactyl, the Aerial Dive Ride, which sits on the edge of a 200-foot cliff in Williams Canyon. The ride launches riders 200 feet into the canyon at nearly 100 miles per hour.

Giant Canyon Swing (Glenwood Springs). At Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, the Giant Canyon Swing launches riders out 1,300 feet above the Colorado River at nearly 50 miles per hour.

SlideZilla (Denver). Denver's Elitch Gardens' water park is getting a new addition this summer for the park's 125th birthday. SlideZilla is a new, six-story water slide. Riders will shoot into the 24 foot bowl, drop 57 feet and then head up into a four-story high tornado wave.

Zip through the Rockies

Crested Butte Zipline Tour (Crested Butte). At Crested Butte Mountain Resort, soar across five ziplines ranging in length from 120 to 400 feet. These ziplines are connected by suspended wood bridges and towering platforms.

Soaring Tree Top Adventures (Durango). Guests of Soaring Tree Top Adventures' zipline start their journey on a beautiful train ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Upon arrival at the zipline, Sky Rangers will take guests soaring on 27 ziplines ranging from 56 to 1,400 feet in length.

Steamboat Zipline Adventures (Steamboat). Steamboat's first zipline opens this June and will feature a course that takes guests zooming down suspended cables through aspen trees and lodgepole pines in the Colorado wilderness on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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