Adrenaline rushes? Incredible views? Trips back in time? Yes, please! Get a bird’s-eye view of the Centennial State’s diverse landscapes as you soar on some of Colorado’s best zip lines.
Castle Rock Zip Line Tours
Thrill factor: Up, up and away! Located in Castle Rock’s Phillip S. Miller Park, this zip line tour will take you on 10 different lines totaling 1 1/2 miles of cable. You’ll end your adventure on the 1,500-foot-high dual race line, where you can face off against your friends for victory and bragging rights. Want to keep the party going? Add on the Epic Sky Trek or Ninja Warrior Course.
Price: From $89, ages 4 and older
Thrill factor: Don’t forget to look down: In between zip lining, you can admire 300-million-year-old rocky cliffs, 1890 lime kiln ruins, an abandoned silver mine shaft, petrified travertine spring formations and more. At the state’s largest aerial adventure park, you can also slide along cables in the Lost Canyon Tour or test your agility on the Canyon Aerial Course.
Price: From $69, age requirements vary
Denver Adventure Zipline Tours
Thrill factor: Just 20 minutes from downtown Denver are the longest zip lines in Colorado, reaching heights of more than 1,900 feet. Located in a nature park, these zip lines will have you flying close to 60 mph. Feeling thirsty after your aerial adventure? Those 21 and older can add on the “Zip and Sip” to taste eight different micro-brews at Colorado’s Best Beers after the adventure.
Price: From $80, ages 5 and older
Pikes Peak Ziplines
Thrill factor: Ditch all the bells and whistles— at this natural-terrain course, cliffs and steep wooded forests serve as launch and landing zones. Take a turn riding on all five zip lines, from 220 to 650 feet high, over the foothills of Manitou Springs at the base of Pikes Peak.
Price: From $85, ages 6 and older
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
Thrill factor: The Wild West meets one heck of an adrenaline rush as you race across the Royal Gorge near the Arkansas River, reaching speeds up to 55 mph. True daredevil? Opt for the Extreme Tour, which includes a ride on a 1,700-foot-long line that ends on a 70-foot tower where you can choose between the world’s first “Flight Line” free-fall belay device or the True Blue/Deus belay system for your descent.
Price: From $89, children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult
Soaring Tree Top Adventures
Thrill factor: Why not make a day out of it? After a first-class train ride on the Silverton & Durango train, breathe in the fresh mountain air as you take flight over the San Juan Mountains, glide across the Animas River and brush past ponderosa pines and aspen groves in this eco-friendly tour.
Price: $449 per person, all ages
Top of the Rockies Zip Line
Thrill factor: With the Rails and Zip Line Tour, ride the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad up to an altitude of 11,000 feet. The only zip line to fly over a running train, the Top of the Rockies offers incomparable views, including a peek at 40 historic gold mining claims. Woo-hoo! Or should we say, “Choo-choo!”
Price: From $100, must weigh 50 pounds
AVA Colorado Zipline
Thrill factor: Take flight on AVA’s newest zip line, Granite Via Ferrata, which will have you gliding among the treetops and along the granite cliffsides above the Arkansas River. And just wait: This course comes with a 65- foot free fall. Look out below!
Price: From $149, ages 12 and older
The Broadmoor’s Soaring Adventures
Thrill factor: Take in “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado” as you propel across the South Cheyenne Canyon and get a closeup view of Seven Falls. You can try out two different courses consisting of 10 zip lines, ranging from 300 to 1,800 feet in length.
Price: From $140, must weigh 90 pounds
Thrill factor: Start your zip lining adventure with a ride in a circa-1974 Pinzgauer up to a course that will take you through Wolcott’s Alkali Canyon. In the newest addition to the course, the Canyon Plunge, you can jump off the cliff’s edge (securely fastened, of course) on an exhilarating 65-foot drop traveling 20 mph.
Price: From $170, all ages