Après zip adventure: Hopping happy hours in Colorado

Looking to extend and afternoon of zip adventure? Colorado’s got you covered with an array of hopping happy hours made for après adventure. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the state, boasting 284 craft breweries alone, ranks third in the nation for breweries per...
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5 ways to overcome your fear of ziplining heights

You know the feeling: thumping heart, sweaty palms, racing mind. These are the side effects of a fear of heights when zip lining. If your fear is deep-seated, we don’t suggest you to try any outdoor activity that could harm you further psychologically. But if you are...
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3 combo zipline adventure trips in Colorado

One of the biggest trends in zipline adventure is not all that different than other all-American tendencies: super-size it! In this case, however, it’s a healthy enterprise. More and more adventure outfitters are adding all types of bonus activities to a standard...
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How high is a standard zip line?

We know where the highest zip lines reside. But with so many different kinds of zip lines and topographies around the world, there seems to be no true "standard" for zipline heights. Often how far off the ground zipline wires are elevated depends on the surrounding...
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Colorado zipline adventures by the views

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...
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How to secure a zipline harness

It may sound easy: Just clip and zip, right? But zipline harnesses are a little tricky for those who have never used them, and cabling setups can vary by outfitter. Plus, people new to zip lining sometimes build up unwanted fears about the activity’s safety of...
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Layman’s guide to safety certifications for zip lining

A new outdoor activity is piquing people’s interest and quickly becoming an undeniable trend: zip lining. Adventurers can soar through the sky, harnessed by a cable strung between trees, mountains or even man-made structures. When they take flight, riders can reach...
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3 fun facts about Colorado zipline history

Oh, captain, my captain! The first known large-scale Colorado zipline tour started in 2005. Monty Holmes opened the original Captain Zipline’s Lost Canyon Zipline Tour near Salida, Colorado. The zipline was thought to be the third to open in the entire country, making...
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Yes, you can zip line in winter

While some zipline operations close for the cold season, others are just heating up. Just a half hour from I-70, one big winter zip line awaits near Leadville, Colorado, the highest incorporated town in America. The Top of the Rockies zip line starts at 11,500 feet...
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Canopy tour versus zip line: What’s the difference?

While many tours now combine both adventure types, a simple way to denote the difference is zip lining is more about how fast and far you go per “wire ride” and a canopy tour is more about an uninterrupted flow of aerial movements (often including a zip line) along a...
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