Camp Fimfo, an RV camping and glamping resort located in New Braunfels, has opened up an exciting new amenity on its property, an Alpine roller coaster called the Cliff Carver.

The Cliff Carver opened to the public Feb. 18 and is the state's first Alpine Coaster. The gravity-propelled sled includes manual brakes and can reach speeds up to 25 mph and features three up tracks and three down tracks. Riders can make reservations online to experience the eight-minute ride on the gravity coaster that takes them through the Hill Country.

Pugh said the idea to build the gravity coaster came when the owners considered what new amenities to add to the park.

“When it was found out that there was not this kind of coaster anywhere in Texas, they thought it would be cool to be the first place to have a gravity coaster in Texas,” Pugh said.

Camp Fimfo is a 500-acre park that has nearly 250 RV spots, and a waterpark with the addition of 213 cabins and 10 camping sites coming soon. The camp is also working on building hiking trails throughout the park.

A zip line and dog park are also in the process of being completed. A wedding venue is also anticipated to open in May of this year at Camp Fimfo.

“We're just looking to give people an outdoor experience you know, have fun outside, bring people outdoors, bring people together to have fun,” General Manager Alex Pugh said.

520 Whitewater Way, New Braunfels