Copperhead Mountain Coaster (2023 Guide)

Shepherd’s Adventure Park in Branson is home to the Copperhead Mountain Coaster, the longest mountain coaster in Branson!

If you’re looking for more information on the Camelback Resort Mountain Coaster then you have come to the right place!

In this article, we provide a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to experience this one-of-a-kind attraction so keep reading to find out more.


Copperhead Mountain Coaster

Copperhead Mountain Coaster

This ride, which opened in May 2021, is a fairly recent addition to the mountain coaster rides available in Branson.

Combining an exhilarating ride with beautiful views of the Ozark Mountains, this is a mountain coaster ride not to be missed so make sure you add it to your “to-do list” when you are next in Branson.

The one thing we like about this ride is that on select nights during the year, it stays open until 10:00 pm.

LED lights have been installed along the course, and from our experience, night rides are exhilarating (they feel so much faster) and one we highly recommend.

How Long is the Copperhead Mountain Coaster?

Reaching a speed of up to 25mp/h (40 kp/h), the Copperhead Mountain Coaster is 4,800ft (1,463m) in length and offers riders an exhilarating ride with riveting 360-degree loops, drops and turns.

The uphill section is 1,450 ft (442m) and the downhill section is 3,350 ft (1,020m) in length, making it the longest mountain coaster in Branson.

The total ride time is just under 6 minutes.

You can expect a downhill time of about 1:40, depending on your speed.

How Fast is the Copperhead Mountain Coaster?

The Copperhead Mountain Coaster can reach a maximum speed of 25 mp/h (40 km/h).

As a safety feature, this mountain coaster has an automatic braking system that prevents the carts from going over the maximum speed.

In addition, this mountain coaster is fitted with a manual brake that lets riders control the speed of their descent.

If 25 mp/h (40 km/h) is too fast for you, you can slow the ride down to a speed that feels more comfortable.

The brake levers are located on either side of the cart. You pull them back to engage the brakes.

It doesn’t take long to get the hang of it and before you know it you’ll be cruising down the mountain.

What is a Mountain Coaster?

If you’re unfamiliar with mountain coasters (also known as alpine coasters), check out the post we wrote.

Mountain or alpine coasters are gravity-powered roller coasters that use the natural contours of a mountain to provide riders with a thrilling downhill ride experience.

Mountain coasters are a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. However, given the nature of this ride, there are some age and height restrictions that apply.

In addition, mountain coasters are equipped with a manual brake, enabling riders to adjust their descent speed.

This unique feature allows riders to have greater control of their experience.

If things get a bit too fast for your liking you can apply the brake, if you’re more of the daredevil type then you can leave the brake untouched for maximum speed.

And finally, no prior experience or training is necessary. You can just jump in and enjoy the ride.

Copperhead Mountain Coaster Video

One of the great things about mountain coasters is that a lot of people have filmed their experiences.

These videos give you an opportunity to “experience” the ride before you go on it.

The video below gives you a first-person view of what you can expect from start to finish on the Copperhead Mountain Coaster.

One thing to be aware of though is that point-of-view videos can be a bit misleading.

The wide-angled lens makes the drops shallower and the ride seems way slower than it is in real life.

They provide a good idea of what the ride looks like but only real-world experience tells you how they feel.

So get out there and try it for yourself!

We also really enjoyed this comprehensive review of the Copperhead Mountain Coaster.

How Much Does the Copperhead Mountain Coaster Cost?

At the time of writing, the cost to ride the Copperhead Mountain Coaster was as follows:

Single Driver (54″ tall)$16.95
Single Passenger (38″+ tall and 3+ years)$10.95

Re-rides are $10.95 each. The amounts above exclude tax.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance on the official website and include free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance.

If you haven’t purchased tickets online then don’t worry. There is a ticket office right next to the start of the ride where you can buy them.

Operating Hours

This mountain coaster is a true all-year-round attraction and due to its modern braking system, it can operate in all conditions whether it be rain, snow or sunshine.

At the time of writing, the operating hours for the Copperhead Mountain coaster, located at the Adventure Park, were as follows:

SeasonDay of the WeekTime
SummerDaily9:00 am – 4:00 pm
WinterDaily9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The mountain coaster is open until 10:00 pm on selected nights.

Rider Requirements

As with any ride of this nature, there are height and age restrictions that have been put in place for your safety.

We’ve summarized the key rider requirements below:

  • Children must be at least 3 years old and 38″ (97cm) tall.
  • The minimum height for single riders is 54″ (137cm).
  • Riders 3-9 must ride with someone 16 years or older.
  • If there are two people riding together, the minimum height for the passenger is 38″ (97cm) and the driver must be at least 54″ (137cm) and 16 years or older.
  • The maximum weight per cart is 375 lbs (170kg) in dry conditions and 330 lbs (150kg) in wet conditions.
  • All riders must keep their feet inside the cart at all times.

The full list of rider requirements and an online waiver, which you can sign in advance, can be found on the official Copperhead Mountain Coaster website.

Location and How To Get There

The Copperhead Mountain Coaster is located at Shepherd’s Adventure Park (the iconic Inspiration Tower).

Address: 6021 W. 76 Country Blvd, Branson MO 65616

Directions to the mountain coaster can also be found on the map below:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weight limit on the Copperhead Mountain Coaster?

The Copperhead Mountain Coaster has a maximum combined weight limit per cart of 375 lbs (170kg) in dry conditions and 330 lbs (150kg) in wet conditions.

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