Aerial Adventure Parks - the New Craze

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 Aerial Adventure Parks – the ‘New Craze’

 

By Rita M. Washko

March 12, 2014

 

Salida, CO -- These days, just about every mountain in Colorado has a zipline tour. It's a fad that is about a decade old at this point, and few of these have garnered accolades as the "best of" or "most exciting." Captain Zipline, on the other hand, was voted as one of the Top 10 Ziplines in the USA by USA Today and has other acknowledgements of its world-class status. But rather than rest on its laurels, the company has instead forged ahead with the latest family outdoor adventure activity, the aerial park.

Huh? Something ‘up in the air?’…something to do with airplanes?

Not exactly. Aerial parks have been around for quite some time—in Europe, that is. Only recently have they made a splash across the Atlantic. And Captain Zipline Adventure Tours of Salida is leading the pack, having the first aerial adventure park in the state of Colorado.

Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park looks like a Jungle Gym. A gigantic Jungle Gym, and one that is set down in the belly of a canyon. The course is actually a total of several courses, a network of linked ‘challenges’ such as swinging bridges, trapezes, swaying boards, balance beams, and so forth. There are 9 different tour routes, each graded by difficulty similar to the color codes used by ski resorts. Yellow is easiest; Black Diamond is just plain gnarly.

Guests are outfitted with equipment that includes a chest harness and advanced belay system, trained, and then begin the tour. A Smart Belay system allows guests to remain constantly attached to a safety line, an important consideration given that the course heights go as high as 20 meters (~65 feet) off the canyon floor. Kids as young as 8 years of age can do the tour, as long as they meet certain medical restrictions and have reasonable health and fitness. Same goes for adults. And the funny thing is, adults seem to have just as much fun as the kids on the tour! Not only that, while you’re having the time of your life on the aerial course, there are zipline guests flying overhead, hoopin’ and hollerin’ just as loud!

Captain Zipline’s Aerial Tour is self-guided, lasts for 2 hours, and costs $69 per person. Reservations can be made online at www.captainzipline.com or by calling (719) 207-4947. Tours are conducted year-round. Special rates are offered for groups of 10 or more who book online (with a single credit card for the group), and even more special rates are available for birthday parties.

Contact Monty Holmes, Owner/Operator

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