Just 30 minutes from Denver, at our Idaho Springs outpost, guests have the opportunity to try out a unique and exciting Via Ferrata course! Via Ferrata, translated as “Iron Way” in Italian, is a mountaineering adventure that has been a method of transportation in Europe for centuries, yet today is primarily used as a recreation experience. Iron rungs, rails, bridges, ladders, and cables will help you navigate your way along the cliffside, rewarding with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, historic Idaho Springs, and the Chicago Creek.
On this up to 3 hour adventure, you will traverse across the cliffside, rappel down a 70-foot rock face, then zipline above the Chicago Creek and back down to our outpost. Guests will clip in and out of cables, as they make their way along the mountainside, utilizing iron rungs, bars, and handholds to gain vantage points on the cliff face. The advanced internal locking system on the two carabiners gear will never leave you disconnected from the cable course and ensures you remain connected to the mountainside at all times!
Since our establishment in 1998, Colorado Zipline strives to balance exhilarating guest experiences with rigorous safety precautions on our Via Ferrata courses. We seek to ignite your adventure with electrifying thrills while maintaining your absolute safety. Our guides are thoroughly versed in safety measures, inclusive of First-Aid and CPR. Should you feel uncomfortable during the course at any point, we encourage you to relay your concerns to your guide. With their extensive experience, they are adept at soothing any anxieties and expertly leading guests like you across every course and line!
We take pride in the stringent maintenance and safety standards of our Via Ferrata courses, as well as our equipment that has successfully passed extensive quality inspections. Before your journey commences, our guides will conduct a detailed safety briefing and ensure your gear is properly fitted and securely fastened.
Minimum age: 12
Minimum weight: 50 lbs, maximum weight 250 lbs