Lost Canyon Zipline by Captain Zipline

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Zip Line Cable #1. Zip Trip - 262 feet This thriller will jump-start your ziplining experience! It's the easiest one. This first cable is followed by a hike up the side of the canyon, through the high desert landscape and tree-studded terrain, to reach Eagle's Roost Lookout. From here, take in a panoramic view that includes the most productive trout fishing segment of the Arkansas River, some 500 ft. below and with over 10,000 trout per mile! The forces of geologic faulting and folding are evident from this view. Zip Line Cable #2. Flight School - 184 feet Land at the Pack Rat Penthouse deck … yes, there is a cool packrat nest nearby. He still has some of our drill bits and screws from the deck construction stashed in his nest and it doesn't look like he is ready to give them up. A short discussion about the travertine warm spring formations with examples of raw and polished rock show the beauty of local minerals on site. The mining claim is called "Mountain Pink" because of the delicate pink color of the outcrop. Mineral "soda straws" are evident where the spring water percolated up through the rock. Everyone seems to like the delicate bonsai pinion tree growing out of solid rock nearby. Fourteen thousand foot mountains of the Sangre de Cristo range (Blood of Christ-named by the Spanish explorers in the 1600's) form a backdrop for spectacular Arkansas River whitewater below. Zip Line Cable #3. Canyon Flyer - 374 feet This cable is the most intimidating yet, as our zip buddies have not gotten their "flight wings" fully developed yet. Takeoff and fly over trees on the cable that many of our guests like best. We have seen black bears in the canyon below this line, but they don't stick around long when they see us! Land at Piñon Point Landing and take a break in the shade while the rest of your group catches up. Zip Line Cable #4. Zip Trip - 262 feet Once again, the group will embark on a short (100 ft.) hike, this time with views of two 1895 era silver mines, one that is tunneled 60 ft. into the rocky face of the mountain and one with a 100 ft. vertical shaft located on the "Mountain Pink" mining claim. These mines hide colonies of long-eared bats. This location is the mid-tour watering hole so hit the cooler for a water break and a bathroom stop, if necessary. Leave from Tree Top Takeoff for another flight on Zip Trip (no one seems to mind the repeat flight here). Ah, you're getting better ... and more confident! This time, zipliners are encouraged to look down into the rugged Box Canyon as they fly across the rocky cliffside terrain. Our newest cable, "Cliffhanger" is being strung in the fall of 2010 to replace the repetitive Zip Trip run and it promises to be one of the most scenic of all. Land at Knob Hill Landing. Zip Line salida zipline tourCable #5. Adrena Line - 600 feet The most scenic ride, this cable is faster and is stretched over 200 feet above the canyon, so hand-braking is required. Remember your training on the Bunny Zip! Catch a glimpse of the three 1895 lime kiln ruins as you fly across the canyon at 35-40 mph. Also called "Leap of Faith," this cable just opened to the public in 2010. The adrenaline is pumping now, but the fastest cable is yet to come... A short hike through the complex geology of the Wellsville formation takes the zipists to Rim Rock Launch where you can view the Box Canyon Campfire site. Corporate teambuilding events take place at this site. The complex geology of this region, million-year old river bed strata, and the evidence of massive subterranean plate movement resulting in rock folds and faults can be viewed from this location. What a fun way to take a geology lesson! We found evidence of a mountain lion predation nearby this site last year. Zip Line Cable #6. Gun Barrel - 465 feet The fastest cable of all, and one that goes straight down into the belly of the canyon from Cable Canyon Launch. Check out the wave pattern as your guide demonstrates how waves move up and down the steel cable span. Never has physics been so interesting! After all this practice, our guests must fly and land on a small cable spool near the end to accumulate all their "frequent ziplining miles." Look down on some ancient (300-million-years old) limestone formations and the geologic fault between the two masses of ancient sea bed. This fault is still moving, and one can often hear rocks falling from the cliff as the two huge land masses move against each other. Arrive at journey's end, Miner's Landing. Take a short hike back up to the Guide Shack to check in your gear and exchange email addresses with your new zip friends. We give every guest a $10 off "frequent zipliner" coupon for their next flight. We are sure you will be back and hope you had as much fun as we did! ZIP ON! Zip Line Tour Overview The total length of the six zipline cables is 2400 ft. and the zip-line tour takes about 2 ½ hours to complete. Come zip with our friendly guides and experience a true eco-tour in the Colorado Rockies. We aim to make this adventure the highlight of your vacation. This activity is really "No sweat adrenaline." It looks extreme but actually is relatively easy to do. Weight and health restrictions apply, so please check out our Zip Preparation page for details.
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Salida, Colorado


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