$595 for a kids’ zipline birthday party for up to 14 ($1,406 value)
- Ziplining for up to 14
- Lunch (deli platter with chips and drinks)
- Personalized birthday cake with candles
Guides perform a safety briefing and demonstration before strapping participants into their harnesses and helmets. They’ll clip onto one of the course’s eight ziplines and then sail through the air on a zipline, gliding over the Colorado River, catching glimpses of rafters paddling furiously through the water’s rapids.
Participants must be older than 10, at least 48 inches tall, and weigh between 65 and 250 pounds. The children, who must be accompanied by an adult aged 21 or older, must also have a liability release form signed by a parent or guardian. Party guests receive complimentary round-trip transportation between the Glenwood Springs office and the course. This deal does not cover the required 8% fee for land use ($6.32/person).
Colorado Adventure Center
Visitors to Colorado Adventure Center explore much of its terrain suspended above the pine trees—specifically, hanging from eight ziplines that span almost a mile and reach heights of up to 65 feet and speeds up to 40 miles per hour. Harnessed up into a pulley system, riders glide over Clear Creek as it glimmers in the sunlight or, at nighttime, in the bright beams of their headlamps—which can also be used to spot teenage woodpeckers vandalizing trees with lovers' initials.
Clear Creek’s waters are also the setting for rafting and kayaking expeditions, during which guides lead paddlers down the rapids of the Arkansas and Colorado Rivers during outings and spring break trips. On solid ground, adventurers hit the trails of the Vail Pass and Glenwood Canyon on scenic biking trips, pedaling along paths lined with trees and rivers with options for bipeds of all skill levels. During spring months, zipliners can soar through newly blooming trees and flowers for a scenic treetop adventure.