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Zipline Tours You Can Go On Now!

Zipline Tours for a Socially Distanced Girls Getaway

With the age of COVID-19 upon us, most girls getaways that include going over seas and hanging out indoors have been put on hold. That doesn’t mean you can’t share adventures with your best gal pals. Nothing brings women together like an adrenaline pumping adventure. And while your group of friends may have varying degrees of interest and skill level when it comes to many outdoor activities, zipline tours offer a safe, easily socially distanced sight seeing adventure that most everyone in your crew can get on board with.

Here’s the good news, outdoor activities are currently the safest activities for people to do while COVID-19 is still spreading. And a quick google search of “ziplines near me” will reveal a multitude of zipline tours that have upped their COVID precautions and are open for business. Regardless of where you are located or considering going for your next girls getaway, it’s likely that there are zipline tours nearby promising heart-pumping fun and an opportunity to get a birds-eye view of the area.

Our Favorite Zipline Adventure Picks

We’ve rounded up some of the best zipline tours in the US that are currently open and running. Read on to find out where your next adventure is waiting.

Durango, Colorado

Soaring Tree Top Adventures Zipline Tour

Kick the cabin fever and level up the adventure with 27 ziplines and 34-treetop platforms that take daredevils on an Eco-friendly adventure over the San Juan Mountains. This Colorado zipline tour begins with a train ride on the historic Durango & Silverton “Narrow Gauge” Railroad, then your crew soars through aspen groves, dine in the branches of an old-growth forest, crisscross the white waters of the Animas River to the end.

Ages: 4-94
Weight: 50 lbs-265 lbs (If below or above, call to discuss)

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Warrenton, Oregon

Highlife Zip Line Adventures Zipline Tour

This zipline in oregon has course that gives you a taste of the rugged beauty that defines the Pacific Northwest. Located just outside Astoria Oregon on David and Lancey Larson’s 30 acres of wooded property, you and your girl crew can enjoy flying over ponds, a seven-acre. Each zip gets gradually faster and longer to ease the more timid along. And the zipline guides are great with with more timid adventurers and make sure to keep the experience light, fun and extra exhilarating for your girls getaway.

Weight: 60 lbs and up ride alone; 45 – 60lbs can ride tandem 

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Atlanta, Georgia

Historic Banning Mills Zipline

If you’ve been dreaming of experiencing a zipline in Geaorgia, this is the the one for you. Historic Banning Mills’ highest timber-pole tower is as tall as a 30-story building, and you’ll get the chance to step off of it and fly over trees and the Snake Creek at 60 miles per hour on their Flight of the Falcon Zipline. This company’s zipline levels are designed as a progression system that goes from breathtaking to adrenaline dumping. They have tours that last just a couple of hours, and some that take place over multiple days. Be prepared to fly on 1/2 mile ziplines and traverse suspension bridges that will test your bravery all while experiencing the stunning Banning mills forest.

Minimum Height: Depends on zipline
Maximum Weight: Depends on zipline

Catalina Island, California

Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour

88 percent of Catalina Island is protected by the Catalina Island Conservancy. There are few ways to see the Descanso Canyon, but one of the best is by zip line. This tour takes you on five zips that that gives you a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the untouched landscape. Along the way, the guides offer mini-lessons on the wildlife and history of the area.

Ages: 5 and up.
Weight: Children under 80 lbs must ride tandem

Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Mega Cavern

Entirely underground, this tour takes the brave explorers on your girls getaway on a journey through one of the largest caverns in the United States via six zip lines and two challenge bridges. Participants race through the dark while learning about the area’s geology and history.

Ages: 7 years and up
Minimum Weight: 55 lbs
Maximum Weight: 285 lbs

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Annette Benedetti
Annette Benedetti
Annette is a writer, editor and photographer from Portland, OR. Her work appears in a variety of publications including Bust, Red Tricycle, Motherly and Domino. When she’s away from her desk she can be found teaching women yoga at wilderness retreats, exploring new cities across the states and hiking the trails at Mt. Rainier—one of her favorite places on earth.
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