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Researchers at Ohio State University found that almost 12 percent of zip – line injuries resulted in fractures or other injuries requiring hospitalization, making zip -lining mishaps at least as serious as rock climbing.
There is a minimum weight on ziplines because if you do not weight enough, you will get stuck on the line rather than zipping across like you should. ( If you do get stuck , the guides will be able to help you return safely to the ground, but it can take a bit of time.)
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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Fly through the air 1,200 feet above the mighty Arkansas River on the Royal Gorge Bridge’s Cloudscraper Zip Line — the highest zipline in America.
between 60 and 275 pounds
A WOMAN who died after plummeting 40ft from a zip wire at a popular adventure park was living out her bucket list when the tragic accident struck. Tina Werner, 59, was visiting the Go Ape Zip Line and Tree Top Adventure at Lums Pond, Delaware, when she fell. No one else was injured in the accident.
Most basic zip lines are about 60-150 feet long and have weight ratings up to 250 pounds . These zipline rides typically cost $2,000 to $8,000 once you add a launch platform, but can be higher if we have significant travel to your location.
The bridge will be open to vehicle traffic between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day, according to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park website. Driving across costs $20, and is open to passenger cars, motorcycles, SUVs and minivans that hold eight people or less.
We just visited Royal Gorge and thought we ‘d clarify the free visiting area. If you ‘re like us and weren’t interested in the rides, nor paying to see the gorge , there is a free option. Follow 3a, the well-marked road to Royal Gorge . While in the actual parking lot, you ‘ll see a trail that leads off toward the gorge .
Gate admission is $26 for adults, $22 for seniors age 60 and older, $20 for kids ages 4 to 11. Zipline tickets are $25 for one rider, $45-$80 for two to four riders. Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, 4218 County Road 3A, Cañon City; 888-333-5597. royalgorgebridge.com.
Actually, they do weigh you for the zip line . Part of the reason is to make sure you weigh ENOUGH, especially for the Superman wich you DO NOT want to get stuck in the middle of.
No one will make you take your glasses or sunglasses off to go ziplining , but they will all recommend it. You will be flying at high speeds, and will probably be looking all around watching scenery whip past. Your glasses will probably fall off unless they are strapped to your head or secured with a lanyard.
Tips For The Best Zipline Experience Ever! Zipline in a group for a great discount! Wear sunscreen! Wear Appropriate Clothing. Listen to your guide and ask questions. Make sure you meet our age and weight limits. Be prepared to spend 2-3 hours with us on your zipline tour. Be prepared to see amazing sights – big and small.