Zip lining and aerial parks are fun activities that are sure to get your adrenaline going. Tours are offered at many locations around Colorado, from ski resorts to the Royal Gorge. Some run year round, while others are only during the summer season.
Zip Line Tours in Colorado
Zip lining is a safe, thrilling attraction for people of all ages. It’s something you can do with your family and remember for the rest of your lives. Tours vary in length, from short one-time zips, to multi-canopy zip lines, and all day inclusive adventures.
Aerial Courses and Parks in Colorado
In addition to full zip line tours, these aerial parks offer a variety of way-off-the-ground challenges. Obstacles range from rope crosses and big drop swings, to leaps of faith and shaky bridges. Courses are marked with difficult, so all abilities and fear levels can partake.
Guide to Zip Lining and Aerial Parks in Colorado
Zip lining makes for a fun, action-packed day in the Colorado countryside. Mostly all ages can enjoy this high-flying activity. Zip line tours can be found everywhere, from deep in the mountains to the urban Front Range.
A zip line is an aerial rope-slide, consisting of a pulley suspended on a metal cable, usually made of stainless steel. Some are built naturally on tree tops or use cliffs to launch from an incline, gaining speeds of around 35-50 miles per hour. Others have man-made launch platforms that use an incline to zip to the next platform.
Aerial parks provide a wide array of off-the-ground challenges. From rope crosses to swinging bridges, aerial courses are designed for all ages and skill levels. In addition to the aerial course each park has a zip line tour, to further the fun.
Both activities are a breathtaking adventure that the whole family can try. It’s available year round at many venues, and seasonal at a few of them. There are some size and age limits, so check ahead before you go.
Various zip lines and aerial parks have different requirements, usually a minimum and maximum weight limit. Some require guests to be at least 50 pounds and a maximum of 270 pounds. It’s always best to check with the individual place.
Many of the Colorado zip line courses are open year round, so you can enjoy them even when there’s snow on the ground. Dress appropriately and always being an extra layer. You can always leave it in the car.
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