Aerial Adventures in Colorado
Go zip lining with a mountain view in the Centennial State
Here in Colorado, we have everything from short, ski-resort zip lines to major outfitters that provide daylong outings. Add to the mix aerial adventures and you’ve got a Colorado day to remember.
Photo courtesy Denver Adventures
If you’re making a short trip to Denver and want to get out of the city for an expedition, Denver Adventures is an easy destination. Plus, you can pair your zip line outing with a beer tasting—so very Colorado.
This is one of several Colorado zip line excursions that claims to be the fastest and longest, with speeds up to 60 mph and a line that’s 1,900 feet long.
Located in Conifer, Colorado, Denver Adventures is approximately 36 minutes west of Denver. This outfitter offers more than just zip lines; they have mountain climbing, rock climbing, sightseeing tours and lots of other excursions to choose from.
Photo courtesy of Browns Canyon Adventure Park
One of Colorado’s newest aerial adventure park is located near Buena Vista, about two and a half hours southwest of Denver. With incredible views of the Sawatch Mountains, this is one of Colorado’s most beautiful areas.
Built along the banks of the mighty Arkansas River, Browns Canyon Adventure Park is upstream of Browns Canyon National Monument, the newest national monument in Colorado. It received the designation in 2015.
The park is great for individuals, families or a team-building activity for groups. There are 66 challenges along the river, including zip lines. It’s a day that guests of the park won’t ever forget.
Photo courtesy Colorado Adventure Center
About 40 minutes west of Denver, along Interstate 70, is the Colorado Sky Trek Course by Colorado Adventure Center, one of the largest outfitters in the state. Open in June, Colorado Sky Trek is a three-story structure of ropes, bridges and floating rafts.
“Our goal in building the Colorado Sky Trek was to give visitors another opportunity for an action-packed adventure,” says Kevin Schneider, owner of Colorado Adventure Center. “Almost everyone has a fear of heights; it’s an empowering experience to work through the course and face those fears head-on. Kids are amazing at it!”
The Colorado Sky Trek has 63 elements along three routes and is mining-themed, which makes sense for the region; Idaho Springs has a rich mining history. All guests start on the easiest level with the routes increasing in difficulty.
This is an ideal day family trip from Denver, an easy option for tourists and a wonderful opportunity for an outdoor team-building experience.