It’s finally getting cooler in Vegas, so we figured it’s time to venture outdoors with local adventures! We had never been zip lining before, and I’m the type of person who likes to experience everything at least once. Though I had never imagined that I would be ziplining in Vegas for my first time (since we live here), sometimes it’s really now or never.
We’re so glad we did, because we had blast with Flightlinez! Scott, Nick, John, and the new guy (it was his actual first day) took great care of us and made sure we didn’t die. Plus, this fits in great with our theme of local adventures. We want to learn to appreciate everything that our own city has to offer and take time to water our own grass instead of thinking the grass is greener on the other side. :)
Getting prepped with safety class. Also, they have sunscreen ready for you in costco sized bottles.
After a van ride, there was a 15 minute hike up to the top of the mountain.
Where I messed up and got stuck. They spared me the shaming.
About Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon Zipline:
- Cost: $159 day time, $169 sunset, $179 at night. $135 with a Nevada ID (yay locals discount!)
- There are four runs that take from 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
- They are strict with weight limit for safety reasons. You must weigh over 75 lbs and under 250.
- We went on the morning zipline, but in hindsight recommend the zipline during sunset.
- Photos ($15 each), DVD of 200 photos ($50), and a gopro video ($35) are available for purchase.
What to Pack and Wear for Ziplining in Vegas:
- Wear pants or something that won’t be showing your goods when you are instructed to have your legs spread. I wore my favorite stretchy uniqlo legging pants, and Jacob wore his seven jeans.
- We both wore long sleeves, because it was chilly in the morning, but it got hot after the hike. It depends on the time of year / day, but I would recommend short sleeves and packing a layer.
- Hiking shoes (Mine & Jacobs). It’s a short hike, so you don’t have to be all geared up, but it can be slippery on the rocks and rubble. One of the guys with us slipped pretty bad.
- We got the gopro package, but brought our 5D Mark III with the 35/1.4L and the 70-200/2.8L lens to shoot photos. You can shoot before and after but not during. We took turns going down first with the camera and then shooting the other person coming down.
- We love our REI daypack. We take it on all our day hikes and outings now.
- No need to pack water. They provide plenty of water bottles.
Checking it off our bucket list! :) As for our next zipline experience – Costa Rica, we’re coming for you!
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Have you been zip lining before? Where?
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