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Safety & Guest Recommendations

A train works its way around the mountains.

Safety & Engineering

Soaring® Tree Top Adventures first priority is to guest safety. Soaring has built backups into every aspect of its zip line course, as well as backups on every piece of equipment. Every detail has been planned out to ensure that your day is completely safe and worry free. Cables and connectors have been through rigorous engineering stress tests, and only top-of-the-line Petzl climbing equipment is used. The course and equipment are thoroughly inspected daily. Guests are attached to the zipline cables and/or a safety cable the entire time they are in the trees and do not get unattached from these lines until they return to the ground.

Safety Harnesses

The Petzl Company, world-famous maker of the finest climbing and rescue gear, specifically designed the harnesses, Trac pulleys, hardware, carabiners, clamps, and straps used by guests, Sky Rangers and Eco Rangers of Soaring Tree Top Adventures.


All structures and platforms for Soaring Tree Top Adventures were fabricated at Holt Sheet Metal Inc. Every component is high-strength stainless steel, down to every last bolt and decorative trim. HSMI is a second generation family business in Durango, Colorado, which has built an international reputation for quality and innovation since it opened in 1965.  Each platform constructed for Soaring’s zip line course has been manufactured for the specific measurements of the tree it is suspended in.

What to Wear and Bring


Sturdy closed top shoes, such as sneakers or hiking boots are REQUIRED to zip line. Shoes with open toes, tops, sides, or heels are not permitted.

Recommended Items

Our recommended weight range for Soaring guests is 50-265 lbs.

Long pants, jeans, or capris are recommended over shorts, though knee-length shorts are OK – it’s a matter of comfort.

A shirt with a collar, as the harness straps sit close to your neckline and can rub. Some notice it, others don’t.

Long hair should be worn in a ponytail. No dangle earrings.

A rain jacket with hood, as Soaring runs rain or shine (if you forget, Soaring does have several rain jackets which guests may use free of charge).

Cameras are welcome, but for the best zipline experience, bring a camera small enough to fit into a pocket and that has a wrist-strap.  If your phone is your camera, please have a secure, zipper pocket to keep it safe.

Note: Soaring is at a higher altitude than Durango and is typically 5-10 degrees cooler. Layered clothing is suggested.

For Your Information

Smoking, vapor cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia is not permitted at Soaring Tree Top Adventures. Alcohol use prior to arrival and during zip lining is not allowed. Marijuana and illegal drug use is strictly prohibited.

Cell phones being used for conversations is not allowed in the trees. We ask that you either leave them home or in your locker, or silence smart phones if using them as your cameras.

Free, lockable lockers are available for your use.

Health concerns should be made known to Soaring prior to arrival. Pregnant women may not participate in our zip line.

Children must be able to operate independent of their parents on the zip line course.

Soaring has a gift shop with several items available for purchase.

5-Star Soaring Experience

Cool Mountain Air.

Why do so many people choose Colorado vacations?  The cool mountain air!  Beat the summer heat Soaring through the cool shade of our Old Growth Ponderosa Pines near mountains of Purgatory Ski Resort off the Durango & Silverton train. During our zip line season, the average daytime temperature is in the 70’s with very low humidity.

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Durango Zip Line Reviews

This is my second visit with Soaring Colorado. My first was in 2010. I can only tell you that this was even better and I plan to do this again!! These people know what they’re doing and they’re doing it right. It is safe, it is green. And most of all IT’S FUN!!!”

Trip Advisor Review  |  Spokane, Washington