Colorado offers some wildly diverse zipline adventures, which can make it a daunting task to choose just one. The state’s breathtaking natural topography features a variety of terrain and views, with zipline difficulty levels available for adventurers looking to fly through the sky—or trees, mountains, rivers and more.
Here’s a range of what’s out there to explore more than a mile high.
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
If the operator’s top-rated reviews are any indication, this totally one-of-a-kind ziplining adventure will leave you breathless from amazing views and adrenaline-induced highs. Luckily, Royal Gorge also has fun, safety-conscious guides that will keep your nerves at ease while also teaching you about the local history.
The tours, including the world’s first free fall quick-jump belay, launch guests to speeds of up to 55 miles per hour between lofty platforms while they witness the beauty of surrounding mountaintops and the deep river gorge below.
Noah’s Ark Colorado Rafting & Aerial Adventure Park
Overlooking Browns Canyon National Monument, this park offers many different challenges suited for the beginner and experienced adventurer alike. With lines across the Arkansas River and adjacent trees you’ll enjoy one of the best freshwater ziplining experiences in Colorado.
If, by the end, you still have enough energy, try one of the many other activities Noah’s Ark offers, such as rock climbing, rafting and camping.
Arkansas Valley Adventures
AVA has some of the most diverse outdoor offerings in the state, with over 25 ziplining adventures alone to choose from, ranging from beginner-friendly to the more advanced levels. All have been awarded with TripAdvisor’s certificate of excellence.
Spanning a variety of different locations and landscapes, AVA also prides itself on running more guests on Class IV and V advanced whitewater than any other Colorado outfitter. It’s no surprise that AVA has grown in popularity in recent years, so make sure to book in advance, especially during peak-season.
Located in Salida, Colorado, Captain Zipline, Colorado’s longest operating zipline adventure, has been named one of the top tours by USA Today, Outside magazine and The National Geographic Traveler Blog.
While other outfitters offer exclusive over-the-water ziplining, Captain Zipline has some of the most breathtaking mountain views available on any course. It’s a perfect fit for those looking for a more fast-paced, rugged outdoor experience.
Captain Zipline, known for its impeccable safety record according Colorado official website, takes adventurers age 7 to 87, on a wild ride through century-old ruins and petrified formations, with breathtaking views of both Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountain peaks and multi-colored cliffs, including some over 300 million years old.