All adventure activities possess certain inherent risks. We have taken numerous steps to mitigate inherent risks. Our course was built by Bonsai Designs, Inc. and meets or exceeds the industry guidelines set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology. Our guides all complete an intensive training and certification program. You will be required to complete our “ground school” setting where you learn the basics of zip lining prior to actually zipping the course.
Yes, You can take your own camera or your phone but you cannot carry it in your hands - as you need your hands to control the speed and stopping of the zipline. You can carry it in your pocket if it can be secured, or in a very small bag to take with you. We do not recommend big bags and recommend valuables (if you are worried about losing them) are locked in your car for safekeeping.
We run our tours rain or shine. However, the course will be closed if there is lightning in the vicinity. We will also close the course for extreme winds. Advance notice may not be possible. If we know in advance that we will be closed, we will try to notify you asap. If your tour is canceled due to weather, you may rebook for another time, or we will refund the purchase price of your tour.
If you are pregnant, you will not be permitted to go ziplining. Pregnant women, people with heart, leg, or spinal problems, or other serious illnesses will not be allowed to participate in the tour.
As for health problems, we require average mobility. If you can handle at least shorter, moderate hikes similar to ascending 4 flights of stairs, the Classic Zipline Tour is a good option for you.
Summer Tours (April thru September) from our Base location:
45045 US Hwy 50 West
Cañon City CO 81212
Winter Tours (Oct thru March) depart from our Outpost location in Canon City located at:
Royal Gorge Zipline Tours Outpost
302 Royal Gorge Blvd
Cañon City CO 81212
Our guides aim to individualize each trip specific to the group to ensure you come away with a first rate experience. If you feel your guide has provided you with professional service then a gratuity is a great way to express your appreciation.
All zip-line tour guides are required to attend a rigorous 60 to 70+ hour training and must pass a written and practical test to begin guiding. All of our guides participate in an ongoing training program and are certified in First Aid and CPR. Our guide training is organized and instructed by a certified industry professionals.
You will be fitted with a seat harness and chest harness, a trolley system, 2 lanyards with secure clips, gloves, and a helmet. The equipment is similar to rock climbing equipment, but specifically designed for a zip line course.
Yes, for your safety, the required participant weight range for both the Classic and Extreme course is 50 (75 Extreme) to 250 pounds.
No, but reservations are always recommended. We limit our group size to 8 participants per departure every 30 minutes. This enables us to provide you with the best possible experience. If you do not have a reservation, we will always do our best to accommodate you based upon our availability.
Guests are required to arrive at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Refunds will not be issued for late arrivals. If you fail to meet your departure time, we still incur all of the same expenses, and may have turned others away from our tours to accommodate your group. Given the circumstances we do not refund no-shows the day of the trip.
It is not uncommon to have a fear of heights. Many people that have a fear of heights are easily able to enjoy our zip line tour. You will be double-clipped to a steel cable at all times when you are zipping. Our guides are trained to assist you along the way and will be with you every step of the way to answer your questions, and provide additional support. If really needed, they may even give you a hug.