Ziplines have been around for ages; they were originally used to transport people, animals, and goods across deep ravines in mountainous places like China and Nepal. But in Glenwood Springs, ziplines serve as the source of high flying fun! Are you ready for a Colorado zipline adventure?
Located in nearby No Name, was the first company to design a zipline to traverse the Colorado River, adding a new dimension of excitement to the already popular activity. Ziplining is a cinch to learn and fun for a diverse group of people. After a brief tutorial by operators and being fitted with a helmet, harness, and gloves, visitors climb the zipline towers where they are connected to the zip cable. At the ready call, just step off the platform and let gravity take care of the rest.
The experience is more exhilarating than scary. Zipliners glide down the cable, soaring over the Colorado River and oftentimes rafters below. Each ride includes a return trip on the 350-foot long cable back to the starting platform. Keep in mind, children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum height to zipline is 48 inches and the weight limits are 65 – 280 pounds.
Colorado Adventure Center
1308 County Road 129 at No Name exit 119
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 970-945-6737
Soaring Eagle Zip Ride at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Perched at the summit of Iron Mountain. On this ride, guests are buckled in and sit side by side. The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride takes off from ground level near the Alpine Coaster and then pulls riders up the mountain for 600 feet. At the top, the ride reverses directions and soars back down to ground level for an exhilarating experience with unmatched views. Restrictions are 42 inches in height; a combined minimum weight of 100 pounds and a maximum weight of 450 pounds.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 970-945-4228