With summer comes challenging questions: What kind of adventure will the whole family enjoy? Will the kids have their face in a Nintendo the whole time? Would they notice if I shoved them out of a large tree?
Answer the latter affirmatively, and exhilarate the entire family, with a ride on Crested Butte’s Zipline Tours.
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Opening for the season June 16th, this first-of-its-kind treetop canopy tour starts off at 9,300 feet — only a few thousand below skydiving altitude — and speedily zips you down at a cheeks-flapping 30mph.
The Ewok Village-esque canopy course includes five different platforms, with lines running 120-400 feet, each connected by swaying wooden bridges and towering trees.
No worries, the touring is eminently safe: Ziplining requires neither athletic ability nor youth, so outside of a few modest health requirements (like weighing less than 250 lbs.), the “sport” is suitable for all ages. Each run through costs $56, and takes about one hour.
Because nothing says extreme family fun like a banjo jam.
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