Soaring through the air

Ayse Zeynep Tasar of Tokyo, Japan, zips down one of Captain Zipline’s lines. Captain Zipline has hosted visitors from around the world.

Ziplines and aerial parks can be a family-friendly way to get a little adrenaline in your life, especially during the off seasons for rafting and skiing.

Ziplining can hit speeds of up to 40 mph as you fly down a cable up to 700 feet long, as high as 200 feet off the ground.

Aerial parks allow you to try challenges like narrow catwalks, rolling logs, trapezes and even scaling a cliff, all while safely roped and harnessed in case of a slip and fall.

Monty Holmes, owner of Captain Zipline, said the aerial park trails are ranked like ski runs, with two green, three yellow, two blue, one black and one double-black course, for lots of different challenges.

“We are the largest facility in the Western United States,” Holmes said, “with 120 different activities on the aerial park in nine different trails.”

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Top of the Rockies Zipline – Zipline Tours

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