Looking for something different to do on your next summer trip to Durango? Check out Durango ziplining - a new and awesome outdoor activity that has become very popular over the past couple of years!
Fly Through The Skies
Ziplining is the best vacation activity to get your heart pumping. Zipping through the air is such special way to appreciate Durango’s pristine mountains, alpine meadows and beautiful rivers. Soar like a bird above the floor of canyons, rivers, and aspen trees. Enjoy the stunning beauty from a rarely seen viewpoint. You will find Durango adventure and tour providers to be highly trained, personable and dedicated to showing visitors this new safe, eco-friendly outdoor trend.
How Ziplining Works
Participants wear a harness with a caribiner that is attached to a wheel on a cable strung between trees. You'll receive safety training and learn how to put on the harness and latch onto the cable. You’ll learn how to control your zipline speed and how to brake if you want to slow down while zipping on a cable. You push off from a platform on one tree and zip along the cable to a platform on another tree. Ziplining can suspend you anywhere from 20- to 80-feet.
Two thousand miles in a car can make anyone long for release. In Colorado, we found it soaring on ziplines through a canopy of ponderosa pines at the end of a canyon where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a.k.a. Newman and Redford, leaped to the Animas River.Heather Smith MacIsaac, Travel + Leisure
Think of ziplining as new way to experience nature. Discover the spectacular raw beauty of Colorado as most people have never seen it before. Imagine a fantastic trip where you and your family safely zip along from platform to platform on stainless steel cables. Durango has the perfect balance of tourists and locals. Many locals discover Durango as a vacation destination, then decide to relocate and permanently reside in the this special region of America. Durango is not only a great place to visit, it is a great place to live.
Increasingly, locals and visitors alike are trying ziplines in Durango because Durango is loaded with year-round recreational opportunities and has the small-town feel that everyone appreciates. After your exhilarating zipline experience, be sure to relax by checking out shopping, things to do, and restaurants.