Why a Zip Adventures Colorado Zip Line Tour?
Zip Line Tours One of Colorado’s Top Summer Activities
One of the coolest things to do in the Vail Valley this off-season and summer is just a few miles west of Vail and Beaver Creek. Zip Adventures offers an incredibly exciting zip line experience that can be enjoyed by all ages, kids and adults alike. Ziplining is quickly becoming one of the most popular activities to add to the bucket list for your Vail or Aspen, Colorado vacation.
Why should you take time now to plan ahead for this amazing experience? Here are the top 5 reasons:
Zip Adventures owns 2 Pinzgauers, the first thing you will encounter when you arrive. These beastly vehicles they exemplify the excitement and coolness factor of what’s in store for you today. They greet you at the door of the carriage house for check-in, and provide the bumpy-good-fun ride that will take you to the zip line course a couple of miles away.
What are they exactly? They are Austrian-made, 6 wheel-drive all-terrain vehicles manufactured for military transportation in the 70’s. Originally used to carry large numbers of troops across rocky terrain all over the world, these vehicles have been repurposed to carry large numbers of excited passengers on the short trek to the course. These trucks have now become a zip line tradition around the world. Kids will giggle over the coolness of this military vehicle, lined with bench seating and open windows to enjoy the sagebrush- lined trail en route to the course.
“It’s really fun- did you see how hot I came in?” “ I love it because of the MACH!” No, these are not quotes from Mission Impossible, they are quotes from 2nd and 6th graders from a local school on a field trip to Zip Adventures. If you are a kid, you probably love speed. If you are an adult, you probably love speed and are afraid to admit it. No worries- we’ve got you covered here at Zip Adventures. The zip line course is made up of 6 different lines ranging in length, with the grand finale measuring in at 1,000 ft. long. There is no question you can clock some serious speed on these, up to 50mph for some. But with adjustments that can be made on your equipment and a brake rope to slow you down on the fastest line, everyone zips within their limits. That doesn’t mean it might not coax you out of your comfort zone here and there: that’s part of the fun. It pushes everyone’s boundaries a little!
We love speed here at Zip Adventures, and we can feel good about it because safety is our #1 priority. Everything on the zip line is bomber and rock-solid: the lines are rated for 15,000 lbs or more on this grounded zip line. Zip Adventures is proud to be the first ground to ground zip line (as opposed to a canopy to canopy zip line) in the US. We are the innovators of this type of zip system, and many others have modeled after ours as the grounded zip line offers extreme stability and safety. Using only the best quality equipment, we meet or exceed the safety standards of the challenge course industry in terms of design, construction and operations. All of our guides are ready for anything, and have been extensively trained in the safety of zip-lining, climbing, CPR and First Aid. All tours start with a full safety debriefing before the fun begins so you can enjoy your zip experience with confidence!
The scenery is amazing in Colorado. The zip line experience is an adrenaline rush that gives you a lift that lasts all day. But none of this could happen without our most special asset - our guides. It’s an amazing team, and each and every one of the guides loves working at Zip Adventures. In fact, of the 24 guides that will be on staff in the summer high season, all but 2 of them are seasoned veterans who come back year after year. They love it. And their enthusiasm quickly transfers to the guests, adding to the excitement of the experience. The guides are witty, athletic, and rock-solid strong. There is much more to this job than leading people to the next stage of the course- it’s downright physical at times. When someone needs an assist getting across the last few feet of a line, guides will snap themselves on, wrap their feet and hands around the line and climb out to tow in a lightweight zip liner who can’t quite get to the finish. It requires strength and agility. These guides have it, and with a smile on their faces the whole time!
This is the bottom line. This activity is fun – REALLY fun. It can be enjoyed by an extended family of all ages, a corporate outing or a group of friends. No matter how you slice it, it’s a lot of laughs and you cannot help but smile the rest of the day. It really does bring out the kid in everyone- not only enjoying it yourself but watching others get a thrill from this fast, safe foolproof activity. Come join us for a tour and see for yourself why Zip Adventures has created such a buzz. As a recent 8 year old guest so eloquently put it, “I am SO coming back this summer!”
Zip Adventures, nestled in the heart of the Vail Valley, features six zip lines varying in height and length and up to 1,000 feet long and 250 feet high. Zip Adventures – the best Zipline tour in Colorado. For more information or to make a reservation, call us today at (970) 926-9470.