On the way into Leadville on highway 91, this establishment, Top of the Rockies, offers snowmobiling in the winter. A few summers ago, they built a zip line ride as well. I figured they saw my zip line creation and were trying to give me competition. Bring it!
Kim decided enough was enough and booked us on a tour there. Turns out that guy has me beat. Drat. You take a truck up to the top of the mountain then ride down 6 consecutive zips back down the mountain. Pretty cool! The kids said it was amazing. Like they were really thrilled by the whole thing. The zips are long but they go by so quick! The final one goes up to 40 MPH.
If you are a little hesitant, there isn’t much to fear here. The crew locks you on and off each zip. Your job is to basically sit and ride. Fun adventure to share with the family!
Here is a video of pretty much all the rides for the day. Each filmed by the first rider of our group, then subsequent riders filmed by the first.