Exciting & Active

Cliffside Zipline Half Day

Fly through the trees on our exciting 6-line zipline course in Idaho Springs. This trip includes features such as a dual race line, hanging bridge, and log cross, with the entire family having a blast on this half-day adventure!


The Highlights Of Your Trip

Our Cliffside Zipline in Idaho Springs is just 30 minutes from Denver and 1 hour from Summit County, Boulder and Winter Park. You’ll find big mountain views for miles and exciting drops with zooming lines through the treetops.

Minimum age: 6, minimum weight: 50 lbs., maximum weight: 250 lbs.

Book this trip


How much


From $69

Ages 13+

From $64

Ages 6-12


What's included


  • Ziplining

Trip Length


1/2 Day


How Hard


Exciting & Active

Who can go

Minimum Age

6 years old & Up

What an AVA CLIFFSIDE ZIPLINE looks like

Trip Highlights

A. What to Expect

  • half-day tour on our 6 line zipline course over scenic Idaho Springs & Chicago Creek
  • Dual Race Line on our 600′ Line #5
  • Features including the Jungle Bridge (hanging bridge) and Bridge of Doom (log cross)
  • A ride in our Zip Truck through the historical town of Idaho Springs, then up the mountain to the zipline course!
  • Beautiful mountain scenery

B. Trip Itinerary

  • Check in at our Idaho Springs outpost and receive your zipline gear
  • Your guide will give you the rundown on our course and zipline safety
  • Ride in our zip truck most of the way up the mountain, then take a short 10-minute hike to platform #1
  • Fly on our six line zipline course, experiencing beautiful mountain views the entire way
  • Return to our outpost with our last zipline that takes your right into our backyard
  • View the photos from your trip

C. Who will love this trip?

  • Families hoping for high-flying fun for the entire crew
  • Groups looking for a fun, convenient adventure close to Denver
  • Nature lovers hoping to experience the Rocky Mountains from a unique vantage point
  • Families with kids ages 6 and up

What to expect

On Your Cliffside Zipline Adventure

Colorado Zipline Tours

Cliffside Excitement

Your cliffside zipline course provides plenty of fun for the entire family, with kids as young as 6 having a blast! You’ll fly through the trees, with the chance to race group members on our dual race line, as well as traverse a hanging bridge and log cross.

Woman leaning off AVA's Granite Via Ferrata course with arms outstretched.

Stunning Scenery

We are not the zipline course right on the interstate, with all of our platforms built into natural cliffs and treetops. Although our Outpost is conveniently just a quarter mile from I-70, you feel a world away with the undeveloped mountain forest and big drops on our zipline tour. Soar above historic Idaho Springs and even over the Chicago Creek as you land directly back at our outpost.

Child ziplining from the cliff face on AVA's cliffside zipline course.

Included Gear & Packing List

All of your gear will be provided for your Zipline experience. This includes:

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Gloves


  • Closed toed shoes that will stay securely on your feet
  • Longer shorts or pants that will fit with your harness
  • Please avoid scarves or dangly jewelry
Rafting group celebrating after successfully navigating a difficult stretch of the Arkansas River.

Even More Adventure

Whether you’re stopping by our Idaho Springs outpost for a quick day trip from Denver or planning an extended stay, there’s no shortage of activities to fill your itinerary:

  • Recharge at one of the charming restaurants or breweries in the area. Don’t miss out on local favorites like Beau Jo’s Pizza or Tommyknocker Brewery.
  • Delve into the rich mining history of the region with tour at Argo Mill and Tunnel or Phoenix Gold Mine
  • Continue your outdoor adventures by exploring the breathtaking natural wonders nearby, such as St. Mary’s Glacier, Mount Blue Sky, or one of the other hiking trails in the area.
  • For a change of pace, take a short 25-minute drive to Denver and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Colorado’s largest city, where endless attractions and cultural experiences await.

Trip Location

Group of people on a rustic bridge.

Idaho Springs

431 Chicago Creek Road
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Our Idaho Springs outpost offers beginner to advanced levels of whitewater rafting on Clear Creek, soar among the treetops on our Cliffside Zipline, or try our  Via Ferrata course for an introduction to mountaineering.  Enjoy an afternoon in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and catch some incredible sights of historic Idaho Springs- the location of Colorado’s first gold discovery!

Our Idaho Springs outpost is conveniently located near Denver, just 30 minutes west of downtown on I-70, and less than an hour from Summit County.

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