Looking for a true adrenaline rush? While Colorado is renowned for its hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities, few activities are as exciting as ziplining over canyons, through the snowcapped peaks, and over beautiful forests. Follow along as we detail seven of Colorado’s most extreme ziplines.

1. Captain Zipline – Salida, Colorado

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Photo Credit: Scott Peterson.

Marketed as Colorado’s largest aerial adventure park, Captain Zipline will take you across a canyon, with beautiful views of Salida. Guests will reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour and will hang up to 200 feet above the canyon floor below!

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2. AVA Ziplines – Idaho Springs, Colorado

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Only an hour outside of Denver, AVA offers six different lines to guests. In between your ziplining adventures, make sure to check out the Jungle Bridge and Bridge of Doom, guaranteed to thrill even the most adventurous enthusiasts.

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3. Zip Adventures – Wolcott, Colorado

Offering a unique Canyon Plunge experience, Zip Adventures offers a line that will fall 65 feet at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. The magnetic braking system at the end automatically slows your descent as you approach the bottom.

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4. Adventures Out West – Manitou Springs, Colorado

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Zipline tour guide Steve Frasier shows David Cox of Dallas the safety features on the Adventures Out West Zipline in Manitou Springs. Photo Credit: Christian Murdock.

Adventures Out West offers five unique ziplines, including Cliff Hanger, the world’s slowest line. Make sure to hang in there as you survey the surrounding area, 60 feet above the ground.

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5. Top of the Rockies Zipline – Leadville, Colorado

Offering the only zipline that crosses over a train, Top of the Rockies Zipline is Summit County’s premier ziplining experience. Make sure to pack your oxygen, as the zip tour starts well over 11,000 feet!

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6. Castle Rock Zipline Tours – Castle Rock, Colorado

Featuring a 1500-foot-long dual race line, adventurers can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour at Castle Rock Zipline Tours. One of Denver’s premier adventure destinations, this tour includes 10 ziplines over two to three hours.

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7. Royal Gorge Zipline Tours – Cañon City, Colorado

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Royal Gorge Zipline. Cañon City, Colorado. Photo Credit: OutThere Colorado.

The extreme course at Royal Gorge Zipline Tours offers the world’s first free fall Quick Jump belay. Zipliners will experience free fall before being caught by the equipment. Check out all 11 lines!

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