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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!

 

 

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OUR COLORADO ZIPLINE COURSES

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.

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CLIFFSIDE ZIPLINE IN IDAHO SPRINGS

You can zip through the day or zip under the stars on this zipline course close to Denver. Take our "Zip Truck" through Idaho Springs, then up the mountain to the trail. 1 hour from Breckenridge, Keystone and Vail, or just 30 minutes west of Denver, this course offers 6 lines with big drops under your feet as you zigzag down huge cliffs. Take in scenic views, 50' free fall, "Surf Zip," Jungle Swing & more.

MOUNTAINTOP ZIPLINE IN BUENA VISTA

1 hour from Breckenridge, Vail, and Aspen. You'll hike about 10 minutes to the start of your course. 6 zips including a 900-foot dual race line, swinging log bridge and hanging log staircase. Almost 4,000 feet of high-flying, fun and incredible mountain and river views.

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COLORADO ZIPLINE TRIP

WHAT TO BRING FOR A COLORADO ZIPLINE TRIP

We provide all the gear needed for your trip besides footwear and clothing. You will be fitted with a seat harness and a chest harness, a trolley system, 2 lanyards with secure clips, gloves and a helmet. The equipment is very similar to what is used for rock climbing, but specifically designed for a zipline course.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR A COLORADO ZIPLINE TRIP

Closed toed shoes are a MUST! Comfortable clothing is recommended, and avoid any loose clothing (scarves/ long necklaces). Long hair will need to be tied back. Please do not wear skirts, short shorts and jean shorts. We do operate in rain and cold weather conditions, so please dress accordingly and bring layers. We also recommend leaving phones, wallets and other valuables locked in your car to avoid losing anything.

SAFETY TIPS FOR COLORADO ZIPINING

All adventure activities will have certain inherent risks involved. All guides complete an extensive training and certification program. If you stick to professional courses and listen to your guide on how the equipment works, how to land, and the best ways to hold on to the harness, you will be safe. Make sure your harness and helmet feel tights and are checked by your guide.

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WEIGHT AND HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR ZIPLINING

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.

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON A COLORADO ZIPLINE TOUR

  • Will there be a guide on my Colorado Zipline Tour?

    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.

  • Will I have to climb platforms during 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.

  • What is the weather policy for zipline tours?

    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.

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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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