Ziplining in Steamboat Springs: Explore Adventure From Above
Published on 11/05/2020 by Brad Luth
Of all the things to do in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Steamboat Zipline Adventures is one that should top any visitor’s (and local’s) to-do list. Regarded as bucket list-worthy, these zipline tours are rated on TripAdvisor as the #1 outdoor activity/tour to take in the area, beating out fly fishing, kayaking, and food tours for the top spot.
This six-segment course offers riders a long trip through the beautiful countryside of Steamboat Springs with breathtaking views of the Yampa Valley and Flat Top Mountain Range.
The first three lines will help riders get comfortable on the course, as they are shorter and closer to the ground. The second half of the course offers longer rides. The highest line is line 3, reaching 130 feet off the ground. The ziplines range from 600’-1300’ in length with potential to reach speeds of up to 40mph.
Great for Beginners
Whether you’ve always wanted to try ziplining but could never work up the courage to do so, or this is the first time you’re even considering it, you’re sure to fall in love with ziplining with this as your first experience. The knowledgeable guides are incredibly welcoming and all undergo extensive safety training, including CPR and First Aid, to make sure you’re safe on your ride. The guides are fun and informative and love helping you conquer your fears and experience the thrilling rush of adrenaline as you ride through this course.
If you have a fear of heights, there is always an option to skip some of the taller lines as well. This company really is all about helping everyone in your party have a great experience within their comfort zone!
Steamboat Zipline Adventures means it when they write, “Safety is our priority.” Reviewers on TripAdvisor boast about how safe they felt on this zipline course and with their guides. The course and equipment go through a daily inspection as well as inspections throughout the day. Even if you’re someone who is nervous about heights, you’re sure to feel safe on this course with the staff.
While many people think of Steamboat Springs as a “Winter only” destination for its skiing and snowboarding, there are plenty of reasons to stick around for the summer too. You can take a zipline adventure from May to October, weather permitting. Any weather cancellations are at the discretion of the manager and all participants will be informed prior to their tour time if a cancellation needs to be made.
What to Expect
The day of your tour, wear comfortable active wear and closed-toe shoes. If you have a GoPro, make sure to pack it so you can take the awe-inspiring sites home with you. You can bring your phone or digital camera with you instead, but be aware that the company takes no responsibility for any lost or damaged items so hold on tight or keep these items zipped up in a pocket.
Arrive at the company’s location at least 30 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check-in, fill out a liability waiver for everyone in your group, and meet your guides. Your guides will walk you through a brief orientation and training that will cover safety guidelines, the equipment you’ll be using, and the course itself. This is a great time for you to ask any questions you have or let your guides know about any concerns.
The tour itself will last between 1.5 to 2 hours.
The price is dependent on time of year and how far in advance you are booking your tour but typically ranges between $75 and $95 per person. Gratuity is not included in this price, but it is highly recommended that you tip your guides.
Reservations made at least 24 hours in advance are required to take this zip lining adventure. Reservations can be made easily by calling the company at 970-879-6500 or going to their website and clicking the “Book Now” link.
*Please note before making reservations that there is a weight requirement for visitors. Everyone in your party must be between 50lbs and 250lbs to partake.
If you have to cancel your tour after you book, you can receive a refund if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance of your tour time. There will be a 5% deduction for credit card handling fees. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of your tour time, but the company will do its best to accommodate date and time changes if you give them a call. Schedule changes, if available, are free of charge.
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