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Ziplining in Colorado has quickly become on of the most popular outdoor activities to enjoy.  What better way to catch views of surrounding mountain vistas than soaring at top speeds high among the treetops?  Ziplining is fun for the whole family, and makes the perfect afternoon getaway into the mountains.  AVA‘s courses don’t just take you from platform to platform.  Our ziplines feature elements such as suspended log bridges, dual race zips, and our Cliffside Zipline in Idaho Springs even has an optional 50-foot free fall.  Check out this list we’ve compiled of the best ziplining courses in Colorado.

Cliffside Zipline

Idaho Springs, CO

Located in Idaho Springs, just a stones throw from Denver, our zipline tour was voted “Best of the Rockies” last year, and for good reason.  Make your way down the cliffside on 6 lines and challenge yourself on some swinging log bridges and enjoy the “Surf Zip” on the way.  The tour takes two to three hours and has incredible views of the Rockies.

Hours of Operation: March through November | Tour times vary.
Age: Ages 6+
Weight Restrictions: Minimum 50 lbs, Maximum 250 lbs.

Mountaintop Zipline

Buena Vista, CO

Zip above the trees in the Arkansas Valley at this top notch course, located just outside of Buena Vista.  The 7 lines on this course will take you from platform to platform, all built into the natural elements surrounding them.  The breathtaking views are a treat for even those who grew up in the high country.

Hours of Operation: May to September | Tour times vary.
Age: Ages 6+
Weight Restrictions: Minimum 50 lbs, Maximum 250 lbs.

Top of the Rockies

Leadville, CO

Choose a two hour or five hour tour on this high country adventure!  Top of the Rockies is also open year round; enjoy one of Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine on the line or take a snowglobe tour in the winter.  Panoramic views of some 14ers and the surrounding Rocky Mountains are a given with Top of the Rockies.

Hours of Operation: Year round | Tour times vary.
Age: Ages 7+
Weight Restrictions: Minimum 60 lbs, Maximum 260 lbs.

Captain Zipline

Fremont County, CO

Trek along colorful rocky cliffs and look upon mine ruins on Captain Zipline’s adventure courses.  Not only can you zipline here, but test your athletic ability on their Canyon Aerial Course.  With 9 courses and 120 elements, levels range from beginner to advanced and to suit those of all skill brackets.

Hours of Operation: Year round | Tour times vary.
Age: Ages 6+
Weight Restrictions: Minimum 55 lbs, Maximum 190 lbs (women) and 250 lbs (men).

Adventures Out West

Manitou Springs, CO

Located just west of Colorado Springs sits the quaint mountain town, Manitou Springs.  Right in the foothills of the Rockies with views of Pikes Peak and the rolling green mountains, this 5-line course is a perfect tour just moments from the southern front range.

Hours of Operation: Memorial Day to Labor Day | Tour times vary.
Age: Ages 6+
Weight Restrictions: Minimum 50 lbs, Maximum 250 lbs.

Soaring Tree Top Adventures

Durango, CO

Dubbed the “longest zipline course in the U.S.” on their website,  Soaring Tree Top Adventures takes you flying over the San Juan Mountains on their 27 different lines.  You must take a train to get to their location, which will provide great views and family fun.  5 1/2 hours of thrilling adventure is in store for you and your crew!

Hours of Operation: May 15 – October 15.
Age: No age restriction.
Weight Restrictions: Minimum 50 lbs, Maximum 265 lbs.

Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours

Cañon City, CO

Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours offer multiple courses, with 20 lines at their location and almost 3 miles of adventure opportunity.  The longest zip on their course is just over 1,000 feet and is a dual race zip – who will win the sibling rivalry after all?

Hours of Operation: Year round | Tour times vary.
Age:  Recommended 8+, children between the ages of 8 and 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Weight Restrictions: Classic Tour – Minimum 50 lbs, Maximum 250 lbs.  Extreme Tour – Minimum 75 lbs, Maximum 250 lbs.