Forest Flyer at Vail Resorts in Vail, Colorado
Just because there’s no slopes to hit in Vail during the summertime months doesn't mean you can't soak up some incredible views. Vail’s alpine coaster, Forest Flyer, has you covered (and you even take a scenic gondola ride up the mountain to get to it). Once you arrive at the adventure park, you'll tuck yourself into individual sleds on this gravity-based ride. The coaster takes you zooming through killer descends on a raised track through the forest. Thrill seeker? You're granted full control of your speed thanks to a foot brake (throughout the coaster's course there are signs to help you make sure you're keeping a safe distance from other riders). Since you'll be soaring 3,400 feet down a mountain as you wind your way through the natural contours of the forest's landscape, be sure to pack your GoPro.