This Wild Mountain Coaster In California Takes You Flying Through The Forest

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This Mountain Coaster In California Takes You Flying Through The Forest

Have you ever daydreamed about being able to fly? We're convinced we've found the next best thing. This wild mountain coaster in California takes you soaring through the forest and around boulders. TBH, it's like having superpowers. 

Ridge Rider is a gravity-powered alpine coaster in Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Mountain Resort.

It is important to note that the drivers must be at least 54" tall to ride alone or accompany a second rider. 

One ride is $30 per person or you can opt for an all-day pass for $45. Who wants endless rides? *raises hand*

Due to the ride's design, you can ride it as slowly or quickly as you want.

It all depends on what you want to do — soak in the sights and take plenty of scenic pics or race down the mountain like a super spy on the run.

If you choose the latter, you'll get a total thrill ride. This track propels willing adventurers 300 feet downhill along a winding track. It's sure to set your pulse racing. 

All along the ride, you'll be able to catch amazing views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding greenery.

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And if you're the competitive type, you and your friends can take turns riding and record how long you take. Why not have an ultimate race down the mountain?

The loser buys ice cream!

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While you're at Heavenly Mountain Resort, there are plenty of other activities perfect for outdoor lovers and adrenaline junkies.

Some of the choices include a rope-climbing course, zip line tours that fly 50 mph above the mountains, a rock climbing wall, summer tubing seshes, and more. 

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If you're looking for a fun spring or summer day trip, there are plenty of things to do in the Lake Tahoe area. 

One of our favorite stops are these hidden emerald pools that let you swim inside a mini gorge. Since they're so hidden, you just might get the entire place to yourself. 

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Nothing's better than enjoying nature solo or in the good company of close friends. Happy travels!

Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster

Price: $30 each rider or $45 for an all-day pass

Location: Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lake Tahoe, CA

Why You Should Go: You can take a wild mountain coaster that takes you flying through Lake Tahoe's forest.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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