AVA offers exciting Colorado zipline trips at two locations: Idaho Springs, just 30 minutes from Denver, and Granite, located in the Arkansas River Valley just north of Buena Vista. Our zipline courses are some of the most unique in Colorado, with the platforms built into the natural landscape rather than on top of towers, and enhanced by various features such as the 50 foot free fall, a Surf Zip, a Race Zip, Via Ferratas, a variety of bridges, and much more!
Ziplining in Colorado is a one-of-a-kind adventure, and ziplining with AVA takes the experience to another level. All of our tours are guided excursions in which your guide will help you navigate the course while also providing local history, fun facts, and more. Our courses are built into the mountainsides, cliff faces and treetops, allowing you to experience Colorado’s Rocky Mountains up close in addition to the thrill of flying through the air. Each course has multiple ziplines in addition to a variety of other features and obstacles to add to the thrills.
Every participant is required to sign a Liability and Release Waiver and assume all risks involved while on tour — Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Zipline tours are designed for use by participants of average physical condition and in reasonably good health. There may be a section of hiking to the course. These trails are usually comparable to walking up four flights of stairs.
Weight Minimum: 40 lbs Weight Maximum: 250 lbs
There is no height requirement to zip line, and the recommended minimum age is between 6-8 years old depending on the course.
Pregnant women, people with heart, leg, spinal problems or other serious illnesses will not be allowed to participate. Additionally, no one under the influence of alcohol/ illegal drugs/ or impairing legal drugs will be allowed to participate.
Zip lining tours are fully guided tours that utilize zip lines to travel from tree to tree. Basic zipline skills will be taught prior to your actual tour in the “ground school”. Guides may also teach you additional techniques throughout the zipline tour.
AVA zipline courses are integrated into the mountains. You will take a truck up to the trail and will have short hikes in-between the different lines. Zip lining has been described as being as close as you can get to flying across the top of the forest.
Trips will still go out in slightly adverse conditions. The only time trips are cancelled is due to high winds/ lightening. Dress in layers and bring a rain coat as afternoon storms are not a rare occurrence in Colorado.
COLORADO VIA FERRATA IN IDAHO SPRINGS
Want to add even more heart-pounding action to your Colorado zipline tour? Our Via Ferrata allows you to traverse the cliffs, rappel, rock climb, and zipline all in a single, unique excursion. Test your limits as you cross hanging bridges, navigate iron rungs embedded in the rock, and take a leap of faith with our 50 foot free fall. While the Via Ferrata is more strenuous than our classic zipline tours, we think you’ll find the experience is worth the effort.
COLORADO VIA FERRATA IN BUENA VISTA
Colorado’s newest via ferrata will open this summer in Buena Vista and will provide incredible views of the Arkansas River, Mosquito Range and the Sawatch Range. The Granite Via Ferrata is an even more intense and thrilling version of ziplining. With the Via Ferrata, there will be a combination of ladders, rungs, bridges, and carved steps that run alongside the cliffs, which you will traverse as you make your way through the course. Built at the base of the 14,000+ foot remarkable Collegiate Peaks, this exhilarating venture is one for the books.
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