Idaho Springs opens zip lining course at night |

Idaho Springs opens zip lining course at night

Paige Blankenbuehler
summit daily news

Colorado Adventure Center in Idaho Springs has announced the opening of its night zip lining course that offers a new experience for visitors and residents.

“Night zipping adds a whole new level of the experience,” said John Cantamessa, co-owner of Colorado Adventure Center and vice president of activity operations for the company. “Taking away the sense of sight heightens the others senses and adds a very exciting dimension to the experience.”

Colorado Adventure Center opened its zip line course in May. It’s one of the state’s highest and longest courses that crosses rushing Clear Creek three times.

Nighttime trips on the same course of five towers and 3,000 feet of zipping began mid-August. Along with standard safety equipment, participants wear headlamps at night with both red and white lights to help them navigate the course.

Subtle ground lighting is also installed to facilitate movement, but there are no bright lights to ruin the mood.

The company is the first in Colorado to offer night zipping, both sunset trips as well as those completely after dark.

“We’re hoping to catch the ski crowd this winter,” Cantamessa said. “Zipping offers a great break in a skiing vacation – it’s also a great stop between the High Country and Front Range to do something awesome instead of waiting in traffic.”

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