A Zip Line Adventure In Colorado

If you’re looking for an adventure with a bit of an adrenaline rush, then consider a Zip line in Colorado.  Zip lines consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an incline. The design enables a user be propelled by gravity from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable. Zip lines are made of stainless steel you wear a harness that is hooked onto a pulley, which is hooked onto the cable. Step off the platform on the first point and gravity will “zip” you along to the other platform.

What to wear and bring – You should wear long pants and gym shoes or hiking boots. If you have long hair put it in a pony tail. Use a strap to keep your glasses secured. Don’t have any sharp objects, such as keys or pens in your pockets. Keep your camera in a case close to your body, not dangling on a strap. The company will provide the harness, a helmet and gloves.

Minimum Age – Some venues require participants to be aged 18 and above.

Physical condition – A basic zip line experience requires little physical exertion, if the tour you want to take includes hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or other activities, you’ll have to be in the proper shape to participate.

Zip line basic training – The basic “how to” information plus a safety briefing. You’ll learn how to put on the harness, latch onto the cable and how to brake if you want to slow down. After learning the basic and watching demonstrations, you may get a chance to practice once or twice on a short zipline that is just a few feet off the ground.

Different types of zip line tours – Some include a jeep tour to the zipline site during which a guide tells you about the wildlife, Some experiences only have five or six zip lines; others have many more strung between trees.

A Durango Colorado vacation trip offers a number of adventure trips including skiing, water rafting, hiking biking and of course Zip line.
Durango, Colorado vacation trip has a lot to offer for that adventurous side of you so visit them and enjoy that trip you’ve been dreaming of.

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