Last weekend, my husband and I checked off another exciting adventure from our Summer Bucket List Ideas! We took the Durango zip line adventure of a lifetime! If you’re looking for exciting and fun things to do in Durango, CO, look no further than Soaring Treetop Adventures! This will be one of those Colorado vacations that you’ll remember for the rest of your life!
First, we boarded our deluxe train car in the morning, enjoying the breathtaking views on our two-hour journey to Tall Timber. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a group of very friendly folks who made us feel not just welcome, but like VIP’s!
After helping us put on our safety gear and choosing our lunch from the delicious menu offerings, we started our zip-lining soaring adventure! The treetop guides were very safety conscious, making sure we were harnessed properly and felt safe. They explained everything, and, even though my heart was racing, I went for it! After flying through the air to the next tree platform, I was a PRO! On the next zip line, I felt daring enough to flip upside down–what a rush! We soared through the trees for hours, and even learned about the flora and fauna from our very own Ecology Guides who joined us, educating and entertaining us the entire day! I appreciated the fact that they built the Soaring Treetop Adventures with the ecology and environment in mind, not harming any of the old growth trees! Next we had a beautiful lunch, on a treetop platform above the upper Animas River–I was in heaven!
Soaring Treetop Adventures had more surprises in store after lunch–the longest zip lines were on the second half of the day! For 2 more hours, I soared on the longest, best zip lines that Colorado has to offer! We soared over the Upper Animas river, evening dragging our toes in the water! There was a racing line, and I raced side by side with my husband! (I WON!) The final zip line took a full minute to complete. I never wanted it to end. I found out that I just rode not only the longest zip line in North America, but it’s also among the Top 10 zip lines in the US! And the staff obviously loves what they do–an outstanding group of men and women who knew their stuff, and were friendly and so funny and entertaining! After an exhilerating day in the trees, the train picked us up in the afternoon and took us back to Durango, where we had a wonderful dinner, and slept like babies!
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Durango, CO this summer, I would highly recommend treating yourself and your family to Soaring Treetop Adventures! It’s one of those Durango activities that you’ll remember forever!