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Couples follow course with five ziplines that send them soaring 250 feet above Red River Gorge at speeds up to 50 miles per hour
The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature’s phone with today’s Groupon: for $93, you get a zipline package for two from Red River Gorge Zipline in Campton (a $208 total value). The package includes:
At Red River Gorge Zipline, duos dart across the gorge during a two-hour canopy tour on a course constructed according to ACCT safety standards. Five ziplines crisscross various bird jurisdictions, delivering flightless humans at speeds up to 50 miles per hour along aerial cables that range from 330 feet to more than 1,900 feet in length. ACCT-trained guides supervise each ride, ensuring the safety of harnesses before releasing zipliners 250 feet above the gorge. Participants must weigh between 70 pounds and 250 pounds to ride, and should be prepared to hike, climb stairs, and take in enough oxygen to trill a complete loon song. Each couple receives two pictures of their trip that show them soaring on their own or as a pair of lovebirds next to actual lovebirds perched in the branches.
Countless trees fly by under your feet as you soar hundreds of feet above the ground. Suddenly, the forest floor below opens up into a gorge. At Red River Gorge Zipline, riders witness this incredible sight on regular canopy tours set amid the picturesque wilderness of Daniel Boone National Forest. The system's ziplines span more than 4,000 feet above the forest canopy, with the longest reaching about 1,900 feet in length. At the end of the tour, dual racing ziplines send riders charging down from more than 200 feet above the ground, and reaching speeds exceeding 50 mph. All of Red River Gorge Zipline's guests are strapped into harnesses for the duration of their tours, while helmet cams document their adventure.