Floating in the pool is fun, but sometimes you have to kick it up a notch and go for a tricked-out water slide. Whether you’re a waterpark daredevil or more of a lazy river type, you can appreciate these off-the-wall water slides. Click through the slideshow below to see our favorite extreme water rides across the country. Who knows—you just might find your next splash-worthy vacation destination.

Corkscrew Cavern, Roaring Springs Water Park

Idaho's first looping water slide launches riders in a narrowly enclosed tunnel. Drop through a trap door and race through the tube at top speed. G-force will glue riders to the slide even as they do the 360 loop-the-loop.

400 W. Overland Rd.
Meridian, Id
Online: roaringsprings.com

photo: Roaring Springs Waterpark via Facebook


What’s your favorite water slide? Share your picks with us below!

—Sommy Rhee with Christal Yuen and Susie Foresman

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