The holidays are the only time of the year when it's appropriate to point at a dead plant and expect a kiss. Channel your mistletoe horticultural failure into romance, then reward yourself with today's Groupon: for $8, you get tickets for two to a Christmas cruise on the Provo River, hosted by CLAS Ropes Course (a $16 value). Tours depart from CLAS Ropes Course every 30 minutes from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Thursday and from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Children two years and under can attend the cruise for free.
CLAS Ropes Course staff transforms the lower Provo River into a Christmas adventure as crews of 40 merry maritimers embark on approximately 25-minute riverboat rides. Professional excursion boats glide past thousands of lights and holiday scenes featuring reindeer sitting down for a snowy game of scrabble. After Christmas music sends shock waves of festive cheer up eardrums and into cerebral cortexes, a surprise visit from Santa in a canoe caps off the voyage with a dose of holiday wonder. CLAS recommends tour-goers don blankets and warm clothes for the uncovered boat ride. The tour runs December 2–26 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas), making it an ideal venue for early Flag Day celebrations.
Though CLAS Ropes Course sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
CLAS Ropes Course
Benjamin Allen believes outdoor pursuits can positively influence those in need. This belief has led him all over the continent, building a ropes course for an orphanage in Mexico and setting up many courses a bit closer to home. Wanting to share his knowledge of nature with the public, he set up a course, CLAS Ropes Course, near Utah Lake nearly 24 years ago. Benjamin and his crew have since erected more than 100 ropes courses around the country, continuing to inspect courses and train others how to run them.
CLAS Ropes Course continues to grow each year, creating obstacles such as a giant swing that releases passengers 40 feet in the air, a 400-foot zipline that whizzes through forest canopy, and a "leap of faith," where adventure seekers jump from a treetop platform to a trapeze. A brand new Aerial Adventure Park with 16 challenging elements and a 24-foot-tall rock-climbing tower test agility and endurance, and a fleet of 20 canoes lets paddlers navigate a mile and a half of river. Many of these structures play host to team-building activities focused on developing a group's creativity and tolerance for hearing one another sing. Staff members tailor their instruction to families, dating groups, or athletic teams. They often apply their approach to athletes, such as a professional golfer who traveled all the way from Texas hoping to conquer her fear of not qualifying for tournaments. She defeated the log balance beam, departed victorious, and qualified during her next tryout two weeks later.
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