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1500 County Rd 45, Salida, CO 81201

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1500 Country Road 45

Salida (Wellsville), CO 81201

  • Estimated Drive Times
  • 2.5 hours from Denver
  • 3 hours from the Denver International Airport (DIA)
  • 2 hours from Colorado Springs
  • 1.75 hours from Breckenridge
  • 1 hour from Cañon City

DIRECTIONS TO CAPTAIN ZIPLINE FROM COMMON POINTS

Directions from Denver to Captain Zipline

  • Take 285 South toward Fairplay. There will be a sign for Highway 291 about 8 miles outside of Salida;
  • Turn LEFT onto Highway 291 to Salida. Stay on Highway 291 for 8.96 miles until you reach US 50 (also called Rainbow Blvd.)
  • Slight LEFT on 291 heading EAST.
  • Turn LEFT onto US 50; follow US 50 E for 4.79 miles, into the canyon and alongside the Arkansas River.
  • Turn LEFT onto County Road 7 at MILE MARKER 227.  You should see a small sign that reads “Wellsville.”
  • Follow CR 7 over the bridge and onto a maintained dirt road for .91 miles;
  • Turn slightly RIGHT onto CR 45 and drive the last .66 miles
  • Turn RIGHT to the Captain Zipline Visitor’s Center Parking Lot.

Directions from Cañon City to Captain Zipline

  • Take US 50 WEST through the towns of Texas Creek, Cotopaxi, and Howard… a route that takes you through a gorgeous canyon and alongside the Arkansas River.
  • Go PAST Howard for approximately 7 miles where you will reach County Road 7 at MILE MARKER 227.
  • Turn RIGHT onto County Road 7 at MILE MARKER 227.  You should see a small sign that reads “Wellsville.”
  • Follow CR 7 over the bridge and onto a maintained dirt road for .91 miles;
  • Turn slightly RIGHT onto CR 45 and drive the last .66 miles
  • Turn RIGHT to the Captain Zipline Visitor’s Center Parking Lot.
  • NOTE: Do NOT turn off US 50 in Howard… it will lead to a dead end at the river.  You must continue West for about 7 miles past Howard until you reach WELLSVILLE.

Directions from Colorado Springs to Captain Zipline

  • Take 115 SOUTH to US 50 WEST
  • Travel ~62 miles on US 50 WEST to reach CR 7 at MILE MARKER 227
  • Turn RIGHT onto County Road 7 at MILE MARKER 227.  You should see a small sign that reads “Wellsville.”
  • Follow CR 7 over the bridge and onto a maintained dirt road for .91 miles;
  • Turn slightly RIGHT onto CR 45 and drive the last .66 miles
  • Turn RIGHT to the Captain Zipline Visitor’s Center Parking Lot.
  • NOTE: Do NOT turn off US 50 in Howard… it will lead to a dead end at the river.  You must continue West for about 7 miles past Howard until you reach WELLSVILLE.

Directions from Points further West to Captain Zipline

  • We recommend using a reliable online mapping program that reports the closures of passes and seasonal roads in planning routes from the popular ski areas along I-70 or from locations west of Salida, Colorado.  When using programs like Google Maps and Apple Maps, we recommend printing a hard copy of the directions and/or downloading the route information to your phone as cell service can be intermittent in the mountains and deep canyons.
  • If you get lost or need additional assistance, please call 1-877-ZIP-LINEor 1-719-207-4947