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Now You Can Zip-Line 300m Above The Grand Canyon

Whichever way you look at it, the Grand Canyon is spectacular. And, now, you can take it in from the top down, thanks to a new zip-line experience.

Opening on January 2, the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation’s new West Rim zip-line sees daredevils soar across its spectacular rock formations more than 300m in the air.

Zip-Line at Grand Canyon West

It’s made up of two “quad zip-lines” – one of which propels visitors along a 335m track and another which stretches a whopping 640m – meaning four people can be accommodated at any one time. Both lines travel at a speed of around 80m per hour and are expected to handle around 350,000 visitors every year.

They’ll be treated to views of one of the world’s Seven Wonders, along with the nearby Quartermaster Canyon – so long as they can bring themselves to look down.

“The Zip-Line at Grand Canyon West gives our guests a unique adrenaline surge that will be one of the longest and most exciting zip-lines found anywhere in the world,” Candida Hunter, chairwoman of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation board of directors, said in a media release.

The zip-line is located at Hualapai Ranch, about 1.5km from the infamous Grand Canyon Skywalk, and is open Tuesday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm. Tickets cost $115 (USD $89) per person and can only be purchased on site.

Zip-Line at Grand Canyon West

How To Get There

  • Fly into Las Vegas International Airport
  • Drive 195km via US-95 S
  • Hualapai Ranch, Quartermaster Point Rd, Peach Springs, Arizona

 

(All images: Grand Canyon West)