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Colorado Adventure Center Glenwood Springs Glenwood Springs

Where is it at?

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Colorado Adventure Center Glenwood Springs
1308 County Road 129
Glenwood Springs
CO
81601
Tel: 877-947-7238

Where are we going today?

If you want an adventure, and have those kids with extra energy or keen sense of adventure who want to challenge themselves, then head to Glenwood Springs for some zip line adventure!

Colorado Adventure Center has a number of fun activities and challenges for you to enjoy on your family day out in the great outdoors1

The Glenwood Canyon Express Zip is where you can climb up the 40 foot launch tower....and then you have to step off! This journey will take you across the Colorado River itself, where you then have to traverse the suspended bridge to return to the tower. And then you zip back across for a thrilling trip and amazing view

Want twice the fun? The try the Double Zip experience! Here you can double the blast and twice the fun! It just means you get to do it all once...and then do it all again! Only a small amount more and you can have the adventure all over again. How brave of you!

Want a high adventure? You might want to head to the climbing all...if you dare! You start your ascent of their 40 foot climbing wall, where you next set of challenges will await you. There will be friendly guides to help you navigate through all of the elements.

It's a thrilling zip again that will take you across the Colorado River to complete your adventure.

The sense of accomplishment that the kids will feel will be amazing when they finally accomplish the challenges! (Chances are they will want to go back again to have another go!)

Kids can build their strength and balance, and really test themselves.

The adventure is waiting everyone!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$35 - $55
  • ChildrenSame as adult
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Express trip 4 times a day / High Adventure 11:30am or 4:30pm

All year round

Teachers corner

If you want to bring groups, why not just call ahead and see how they can accommodate you? Make sure you book in advance .

I'm Hungry!

It's always a good idea to take bottled water and healthy snacks to keep that energy up!.

Any Top Tips?

You'll be wearing a harness so pants or knee length shorts are fine. No loose clothing or open toed shoes.

Doing our bit

They are all about safety - it's their no 1 concern! They use the highest quality gear, and have professionals working and checking you every step of the way .

Need a little extra help?

You do need to be physically fit to enjoy the course, but if you have questions just give them a call .

More information

Kids under 14 have to be accompanied by an adult, and at least 48" tall.

What people are saying?

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    What a blast! We did the full day package with zip and raft and had a great time. If you are looking for one place to have a full day of fun outdoor activities then this is the place to go. The staff and guides were awesome and made us feel very safe. Both professional and very fun, the guides really made the trip for us. Ziplining over the creek that we rafted in the afternoon was really cool. The water was really cold so would recommend renting the full gear. We highly recommend and will definitely be back!! Thanks Colorado Adventure Center!

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    The first trip my wife and I have made to Denver could not have been complete or as memorable without the amazing staff and adventures that Colorado Adventure Center - Idaho Springs.

    My wife and I did the Zip Line course and White Water Intermediate Rapids as a package deal. First glance at this incredible setup you get the feeling these people live and breathe the adventures they take you on. And you'd be right. Their knowledge and adherence to safety is by far the most profound thing about them. But they are FUN! They incorporate you into their...Read More

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    The rafting at Colorado Adventure Center was so awesome! It was so cool hearing the history of the area from our raft guide Dave. He did a fantastic job of making sure we had as much fun as possible on the river. Definitely recommend going here if you're near Glenwood Springs.

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    Had the BEST time rafting the Colorado River with our guide Parker and 5 of my closest friends. Was such an exciting trip. Parker was an excellent guide and kept us all in the raft - lots of laughs that day.

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    Matt and Tristan did one hell of a good job on the zip line today! Thanks guys! From Pennsylvania

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by Andrew French

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The first trip my wife and I have made to Denver could not have been complete or as memorable without the amazing staff and adventures that Colorado Adventure Center - Idaho Springs.

My wife and I did the Zip Line course and White Water Intermediate Rapids as a package deal. First glance at this incredible setup you get the feeling these people live and breathe the adventures they take you on. And you'd be right. Their knowledge and adherence to safety is by far the most profound thing about them. But they are FUN! They incorporate you into their lifestyle, envelope you in the adventure your about to take, and stay with you to guide you when you need it (which for us, was every moment. Lol).

Our Zip Line Course guides were Matthew, Chelsea and Tessa. Impressive, fun and capable guides, they were able to help my "Fear-of-heights" wife sagely through the course to the point she was EAGER to jump off the town (with some loving coaxing).

Our Rapids Guide Nate B. was an exemplary man, with expert knowledge of the rapids, impressive control and demeanor under the stresses of having to coach 6 inexperienced and untrained people he just met, and an overall happy-go-lucky attitude that makes you just want to get back in the raft and do 6 more miles.

By far, this establishment incorporates reasonably priced Zip and Rapids package (133$/person for Intermediate rapids) along with professional photography (70$ for 2 people), an included meal, and an unbeatable wetsuit and gear rental (11$/person) and wraps it all into an experience you won't soon forget.

We hope to come back VERY soon and hopefully try the Advanced Clear Creek course, as well maybe visit the Colorado River basecamp.

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