#Travel: Zipline at Grand Canyon West lets adventurers soar high above canyons

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Grand Canyon West continues to add new experiences to thrill the more than one million guests who annually visit the West Rim of one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders. The latest addition to the home of Grand Canyon Skywalk is a pair of epic ziplines that will let adrenalin-seeking adventurers soar nearly 2,000 feet above the floor of a side canyon.

he Zipline at Grand Canyon West, which opened January 2, 2018, consists of two “quad ziplines,” each with four steel cables running side-by-side in parallel formation, to allow groups to soar together nearly 1,000 feet above the floor of the canyon – at speeds approaching 50 miles per hour! The first of the two lines measures about 1,100 feet in length. The second line, set at a steeper grade, propels guests on a 2,100-foot-long downhill adventure of a lifetime, complete with views of nearby Quartermaster Canyon and rushing scenery above and below.

The Ziplines will accommodate guests between 90 and 275 pounds. Built in partnership with Skyline Ziplines, the global leader in zipline development, the experience uses ¾-inch steel cable with 58,000 pounds of strength.

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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