Located in Wellsville Colorado, Captain Zipline offers a high flying, thrilling and adventurous experience while in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley. Captain Zipline has been rated very highly by many popular media outlets including Outside Magazine, USA Today, National Geographic and Men’s Fitness.
The Canyon Aerial Course (CAC) complex is an amazing structure in the Lost Canyon that consists of interconnected “elements” up in the air. Elements are components of the course complex such as swinging bridges, swinging logs, cargo nets, balance beams, tunnels…things that pose challenges to the Participant and at the same time, develop skills and build confidence.
Captain Zipline’s Canyon Aerial Course is built on 60-foot telephone poles to which wooden platforms at varying heights have been attached, and these in turn are connected to all kinds of elements. This linked combination of challenge elements is tucked in the belly of the Lost Canyon and sits underneath some of our Park’s zipline cables. The complex was designed and built by Swiss Alpine engineers and is built to current industry standards, including those of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) as well as the specifications and safety standards of the state of Colorado. Top-of-the-line safety features and well-trained Staff round out the quality and safety commitment of Captain Zipline Adventure Tours.
There are 9 different courses within the CAC complex, all coded similar to difficulty levels used by ski resorts. Guests are fitted with gear, given a safety briefing and instructions, and then off they go! A “Smart Belay” system keeps the Participant clipped to the safety cable at all times. The self-guided adventure lasts approximately 2 ½ hours, including approximately 30 minutes total time for processing of Waivers, safety briefing and training, and a short transport to the activity site. Guides are onsite to assist with any issues. Participants ages 8 and up in reasonably good health and fitness can experience this new adventure.