There’s just something magical about your feet dangling in the air as you zip down a cable, whether high above the treetops or in an indoor play space. Check out these options for zip lining in Colorado, for tentative toddlers to thrill-seeking teens.
Kids ages six months to 10 years can try out indoor zip lining for the first time alongside trained staff. It’s offered on a rotating basis as part of members’ gymnastics classes, open play times, and birthday parties.
Price: $79 to $119 per month membership depending on location; ask about discounted trial offers.
Location: Arvada, Highlands Ranch, and Castle Rock
The Cliffside Zipline tour for age six and up allows kids to choose from six different courses, built into the side of a cliff. The half-day adventure features suspended bridges, Surf Zip (riding along a cable standing on a secure wooden base), and Dual Race Line, during which kids can challenge a friend. The weight requirement is 40 pounds.
Price: $89 to $119
Location: Idaho Springs
The Edge offers a two-and-a-half to three hour zip line adventure for anyone 70 to 250 pounds. After a moderate hike to a platform, try out 10 different zip lines reaching speeds up to 50 miles per hour, 110 feet in the air over the Colorado countryside. For additional fees, visitors can add the trekking course, ninja course, climbing wall, and rappelling stations.
Location: Castle Rock
Kids age five and up will get a full zip line experience on lines ranging from 850 to 1,900 feet and reaching speeds up to 60 mph. Younger kids zip in tandem with another child, a professional guide, or a parent, as long as their combined weight doesn’t exceed 210 lbs. (For safety reasons, tandem combinations will be decided on the day of your tour, based on weather and other conditions.) The 6-Line Zip line Adventure Tour (two and a half hours) is the most popular; consider the 4-Line tour (less than two hours) for younger kids.
Price: $79.99 to $99.99
Dueling zip lines are a feature of the Children’s Museum outdoor Joy Park space, included with admission. There’s no age limit for these two tame lines located parallel to one another. They are designed so that kids can race again and again.
Price: $13 to $15, free under age one and members
Kids 48 inches and taller can strap into Urban Air’s Sky Rider and zigzag along an indoor course, no physical skills required. Combine Sky Rider fun with a day of play including trampolines, a climbing wall, warrior obstacle course, laser tag, and more.
Price: $20 to $33, prices vary by location.
Location: Westminster, Denver, Littleton, Aurora, and Fort Collins