Ride by chairlift to the top of Camelback Mountain, and be let loose at the top of this 4,000 foot long zipline cable – a length that the company says makes these the longest Zip-Flyers in North America. You’ll reach speeds up to 60 miles per hour as you take in views of the mountain and travel over the Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark.
The Kapohokine Adventure Company offers many zip-line tours, but Zipline Through Paradise is one of their longest. It consists of 8 different lines at a total of more than 2,400 feet of cables and two miles. You’ll pass over tropical river gorges and rainforest views of the island. The tour can take upwards of 3.5 hours, so have a snack beforehand!
The ZipRider at Icy Strait Point, Alaska, is a thrilling and unique experience. Thrilling because you’ll drop 1,320 feet, at a 25% grade, reaching speeds of 65 miles per hour, all with no helmet. Unique because the views at Icy Straight Point are unlike any other. The adventure begins while riding to the top, where you have the chance to spot whales, bears, and the natural beauty that this northernmost state has to offer.
Not known for their length, the Captain Zipline tours in Colorado are known for their adrenaline-inducing effects. There are seven lines in total, running up to 700 feet. They reach 40 miles per hour over rugged landscapes of the Arkansas River canyon. You’ll pass mining ruins and looming Rocky Mountain peaks.
The Haleakala Skyline Ziplines are located on the grounds of Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui. The park is a lush landscape of volcanic and rainforest vistas. At the park, you can experience 5 zip lines, reaching over 40 miles per hour and experiencing more than 90 foot drops. It’s 90 minutes of awe-inspiring views among the trees.
The New York Zipline Canopy Tours says its are the fastest, highest, and longest zip lines in North America. The grounds of the facility cross more than 4.5 miles of ground in the Catskills of New York. The company offers several adventure options including a Night Zip Tour that travels six zip lines and four suspension bridges with the stars illuminating your path.
If you want to spend an entire afternoon on the zip lines, the Canopy Tours of Hocking Hills, Ohio, may be right for you. It’s a 3-hour adventure featuring 11 different zip lines, including two that cross the Hocking River. The many lines and adventure packages feature drops of various heights and speeds, so there’s something for everyone – including repeat visitors.
Assuming you’re not afraid of heights, the Stowe Mountain ZipTour Adventure could be the ride of your life. You’ll start at the summit of Mt. Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont. In all the ride travels down nearly 4,500 of cable wire, reaching up to 60 miles per hour. You’ll experience gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains during this two-hour experience.
By Anna Schaefer