Soaring Zip Line Adventure – The Woods Course (Beginner Level)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Meet at 12:45 p.m. at the West Building’s Porte Cochere
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure is a new addition to the reopening of Seven Falls, an area of 181 feet of falling water that makes up seven magnificent waterfalls. While zip lining may look and sound scary, this course is super safe, easy to master – and the views are exhilarating! At this end of the zip lining, this experience allows NSSGA participants to explore the beautiful Seven Falls area with a walk down a series of steps to the base of the Falls. You will not regret doing this!
The Broadmoor’s “Woods Course” is considered the Beginner Level, but there is plenty of adventure and grand terrain to see for anyone! Guides will outfit our you with a harness around your seat and helmet, then take you through a brief lesson on braking and other zip line techniques before you actually enter the course itself.
The first two zips are considered “warm up” lines ranging from 250 to 310 feet long – again, no worries, these are easy! As you move through the zip line course, you began to get a feel for the zipping techniques as you see the trees go rushing past and you start to relax and rely on the safety equipment. After the second zip is completed, there is a short walk to the third line where the terrain opens up into a perfect setting looking up and down the canyon below. Standing on top of the granite rock formation, you can’t help but revel in the gorgeous scenery before taking your first airy 467-foot ride over the creek below. As you slow down for the landing, you will notice a natural arch to your left just before touching down.
The guides will lead our group across the canyon, again touching down above Midnight Falls amongst the standing rock formations. There is a birds’ eye view of the area behind the falls, and you will stand on one of the highest points in the Seven Falls area. Then, there is no way around it….you must zip 1,500 feet above the hiking trails below to the final platform!
Once you leave the final zip line platform, there is a beautiful hike down stairs leading to the base of the waterfalls. These stairs parallel the waterfalls starting at the top and place you next to the magnificent series of waterfalls located in the 1,250-foot-wall box canyon. Words cannot do the scenery justice…it is truly something you have to experience.
Minimum/maximum number of attendees: Minimum eight, maximum 60.
Attire: Jeans or slacks, stretchy tops for movement and comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes.
Transportation: Round trip transportation is included by The Broadmoor Outfitters with pickup at the West Building’s Porte Cochere. The transportation will pick up eight people each trip and will stagger additional groups of eight at ten-minute intervals.
Event fee: $170 early bird rate through May 15. $195 standard rate begins May 16. $220 onsite rate begins June 10. Includes tax and gratuity.
Registration deadline: Please register for this tour and all activities by May 15.