There are 30 zip lines within the 3 zip line course. The zip lines are suspended 15 – 80 feet high. With the highest tree stand platform over 70 feet above the ground. All surrounded by Ponderosa Pines. Here are 5 tips for Arizona zip line adventure.
Tip # 1 Register In Advance
We registered online for a time slot. I am glad we did because it is a very busy place. If you arrive without a set time, then you might have to wait a few hours before you can jump in. For safety reasons they only allow so many people, each 30 min start time.
Tip # 2 Shoes for Ladders
You will defiantly want closed toe shoes. At the start of each of the 3 zip line courses, there is a ladder. Even though it looks easy to climb up and you are tied into the safety line, the ladders were the more challenging part for me and good shoes helped.
Tip # 3 Water
No matter what time of year it is in Arizona, you should be drinking water. There are water stations at the end of the courses. We brought our water pack in a hiking backpack. The hiking backpack made it simple because we always had water when we were up in the trees. The backpack was not a hindrance for the zip lines cords.
Tip # 4 Learn History
On each tree platform for the next zip line, there is a sign with a fact. The facts are about Flagstaff and the adventure course. It is fun to learn the history of the area while climbing in the trees.
Tip # 5 Bring Your Guts/Grit/Courage/Bravery
This is not an activity for those who are afraid of heights. Since it is a self-guided course, you are on your own to zip from tree to tree. You also get to “Walk the Plank” at the end of 2 of the courses. You get to swing out or just drop down from the tree. Many people must swing out because the nearby trees have large pads on them. Not sure if the pad is to protect the human from getting hurt by the tree or to protect the tree from the humans.
Arizona Zip Line Adventure
Have you ever been on a zip line? Would you try a zip line?