Zip lining is among the fastest growing sports in mountain resort areas during the warmer months, and for good reason. If you’re an adrenaline junkie with a passion for action, zip lines provide an easy and low cost adventure to try.
You probably know the mountains aren’t just for winter fun. Sure, you have to wait a few months to hit the slopes again, but now is still a great time to visit the mountains for summer activities like hiking, camping, biking, zip lining, water tubing, stand up paddle boarding, and white water rafting.
The high rapids of Colorado whitewater rafting is calling out to you this summer, but so is ziplining, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking a 14er and rock climbing! That all sounds great, but who has a lot of time to spend researching the devilish details such as where to stay so that you get the most out of your vacation time? And who would want to book an all-in-one package that includes a bunch of stuff you have no interest in doing?
Summer provides the opportunity to slow down and enjoy some family time. In those rare occasions when our calendars align, our family’s first choice is to retreat to the mountains in order to unplug the devices and reconnect with each other by having fun. But, with four people to cover, this said retreating can get pricey, and fast!
With the ski season and the school year done, the off-season offers the perfect opportunity to relax before summer begins. The Rockies provide an idyllic setting for such retreats, a chance to get away from the busyness of everyday life. Contrary to what one might think, many ski areas are very active during the warmer months. In fact, you can save a ton of cash in-between seasons because resorts offer great deals as they prep their areas for summer visitors. My friend Sonia recently took a break at Bear Creek Mountain near Avon, Colorado. I’ll let Sonia tell you about her trip.
With plenty of runoff from the snow last winter, Colorado’s rivers are running high and this will be a banner year for whitewater rafting. If it’s your first time out, use this guide to help you plan the best summer adventure for you and your group.